2015 October

Month: October 2015

Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up.

PMC  October 30, 2015    pmc  Jeff Conner

I've fallen

The catchphrase “Help, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” was made famous many years ago in a television commercial for a medical alarm company called LifeCall. LifeCall sold pendants that seniors and disabled individuals could wear around their necks and use to make emergency medical calls after a fall or other accident left them immobile and unable to reach a telephone.…

Hand Rail Systems Can Make the Home More Safe

PMC  October 19, 2015    pmc  Jeff Conner

grab rail

While many seniors prefer to live in their homes for as long as possible, most homes are not designed for maximum safety. As people age, their balance, stability and muscle strength tend to wane. This diminishing vitality, coupled with a concomitant decrease in visual acuity, is the cause of many home accidents.…