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5 Bathroom Safety Tips to Prevent Falls and Injuries

5 Bathroom Safety Tips to Prevent Falls and Injuries

Posted On: September 21, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Bathroom Safety, Home Modification, Medical Equipment, Residential

The CDC reports that more than 80% of bathroom injuries happen from slips and falls. Preventing falls inside the bathroom can be easily done, and with the help of these 5 tips you can make your bathroom safer!   1. Install Grab Bars  Installing grab bars is one of the first steps when trying to make your bathroom safer. Grab bars are extremely versatile and can be put anywhere inside the bathroom. A few common places grab bars are usually installed would be near the toilet or near the tub or shower. Here at Eco Medical we have many grab bar options, some of those include a suction cup grab bar and a white grab bar.  2. Declutter the Bathroom  This safety tip is so important because it can eliminate many obstacles and tripping hazards inside the bathroom. Often times bathrooms can get cluttered because it is such a small space, and you may be trying to fit many items into it. This becomes a problem for individuals with limited mobility
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5 Bathroom Safety Tips to Prevent Falls and Injuries

Posted On: September 21, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Bathroom Safety, Home Modification, Medical Equipment, Residential

The CDC reports that more than 80% of bathroom injuries happen from slips and falls. Preventing falls inside the bathroom can be easily done, and with the help of these 5 tips you can make your bathroom safer!  

1. Install Grab Bars 

Installing grab bars is one of the first steps when trying to make your bathroom safer....

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Safety Tips for Wheelchair Ramps

Safety Tips for Wheelchair Ramps

Posted On: September 5, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Home Modification, Mobility, Ramp, Rent, Residential, Wheelchair

Wheelchair ramps are a very helpful and useful tool, but when not used correctly they can become dangerous. It is crucial to take precautions and use wheelchair ramps correctly and safely. We are going to share with you 5 safety tips for wheelchair ramps so that you and the people around you stay safe!  

1. Pay Attention to the Degree of Incline 

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Activities You Can Still Do With a Catheter

Activities You Can Still Do With a Catheter

Posted On: August 31, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Exercise, Health

Living with a urinary catheter shouldn’t stop you from doing most of your usual day-to-day activities. Having a catheter can feel like it is going to change your entire life, but you can find a new normal and live a normal life with a catheter. Here are a few things that you are still able to do with a catheter that you may not know about.  

1. Exercise   Exercising often is essential...
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How to Stay Healthy and Fit as You Get Older

How to Stay Healthy and Fit as You Get Older

Posted On: August 17, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Active, Age, Exercise, Health

Aging comes with many challenges and the way to stay healthy and fit changes as you get older. Doing the same things you did when you were a lot younger will not be as helpful, so it is important to learn about your body and what it needs to stay healthy. Staying healthy and fit is possible, here are some ways that you can do that as you age.  

Taking Care of Your Physical Health 

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Fun Summer Activities for Those with Limited Mobility

Fun Summer Activities for Those with Limited Mobility

Posted On: July 20, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Active, Mobility

Summer is here, which means it is time to take advantage of the warm, beautiful days ahead. If you or a loved one have limited mobility but are not sure what summer activities to participate in, we have you covered. We are sharing five summer activities that you and your family can enjoy.

Explore Local Parks

Exploring local parks allows you to learn more about the neighborhood you live in and enjoy the outdoors. You can grab your favorite book and head to the park, or you could enjoy...

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Pros of Owning a Porch Lift

Pros of Owning a Porch Lift

Posted On: July 6, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Porch Lift

As we are in the midst of porch season, we wanted to inform our readers how efficient and convenient a porch lift is. These lifts are an ideal way for people with limited mobility to gain access to elevated surfaces like porches and decks. Whether you or your loved one is in a wheelchair, power chair, or other mobility device, porch lifts are a great solution. Keep reading to learn five pros of owning a porch lift and a model we highly recommend.

Less Space Than a Ramp

If you are...

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Does a Stair Lift Work on Any Stairs?

Posted On: June 25, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Stairlift

Are you or a family member trying to decide if a stairlift is the right choice for your or their needs? You may be wondering if your stairs are suitable for a stairlift. Most stairs can accommodate one of the types of stairlifts. The more complex the staircase, the more expensive it will be to install a stairlift. 

Straight Staircase 

If...

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A Compression Wear Buyers Guide

Posted On: June 11, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Compression

Here at Eco Medical, we offer a variety of different types of compression garments. Compression garments are great for people who sit, stand or exercise for prolonged periods of time, pregnant women, and even in the summer when swelling occurs more frequently due to heat. Compression products help the blood flow by gently squeezing the legs and arms preventing the feeling of burning and itching varicose veins. They also help...

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Porch Lifts vs Ramps: Which Is Right for You?

Posted On: May 21, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Platform Lift, Porch Lift, Ramp

With summertime approaching, everyone wants to get outside their homes and enjoy the beautiful warm weather. For someone with a mobility issue, that may be easier said than done. Now is a great time to start thinking about what changes you can make to your home so you can get in and out of it safely. There are two recommended solutions to make getting in and out of your home easier: porch lifts and ramps. Keep reading to...

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How to Determine Which Scooter Is Right for You, And Why You Should Buy Now

Posted On: May 7, 2022 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Scooter

You might not believe it, but the summer season is almost here! It is just around the corner, so we need to make sure that you are summer-ready. Summer is the perfect season for using your mobility scooter and when we find them the most helpful and fun. This is the time of year when everyone is thinking about going on walks and enjoying the outdoors. With that said, mobility scooters sell out quickly this time of year! Luckily,...

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