Senior Assistance Products - Rollators, Shower Benches, Step Stools, Lifting Seats, Portable Commodes and Senior Scooters
Independent living with smart products
Of all places, there was a recent article in the Costco magazine that covered the topic of home mobility aids. Comfortchannel.com has been selling mobility aids for years now, but the article provided a perspective to understand why we have been successful in selling walking canes, rolling walkers, and other lifestyle-assistance products. There were very few places to shop, except for “drab medical supply stores”.
We feature a broad range of items focusing on mobility; bed, bath, and walking aids. Customers are demanding contemporary walkers and folding canes. Walkers should have multiple handlebar settings to ensure proper fit, removable storage compartments, and easy assembly instructions. Even though some of these items are bulky and heavy, we still offer shipping right to the front door. For scooters, we carry the Medline and EV Rider brand of mobility aid scooter. Medline is one of the largest manufacturers of home mobility aids in the country. Each product is engineered to meet ISO standards. All Medline electric mobility scooters are nursing-home and hospital approved.
Bath safety is another area where functionality and style are coming together. From decorative grab bars, and adjustable shower bench chair with stylish basket organizers, most items carry a lifetime guarantee. Another brand featured on the website is Standers. Known for bed rails, and bed canes, Standers has the only bed rail on the market that adjusts in length. They also manufacture rotating bed side tray tables for helping to get in and out of bed. We currently carry their bed cane, couch cane, and the bed caddie sitting aid.
We have solutions to your mobility needs in our senior and mobility department. If you are searching for items that can help with difficulty walking, we recommend wheelchairs, rolling walkers, and adjustable canes. Bath transfer benches, commode seat with rails, and safety bars are helpful items to prevent falling in the bathroom. Seating cushions and uplift cushions are helpful for sitting discomfort.
The key to a safe home for the elderly is to design for them. Wheelchair friendly doorways, shelves and countertops that require less bending and reaching, and master suites on the first floor. Furniture and housewares manufacturers need to market remote control recliners and ergonomic potato peelers. Also smart kitchen faucets and dishwashers, walk in spas with chromoatherpay mood lighting can appeal to baby boomers. The goal is to build with accessibility in mind. Gently sloping sidewalks, lower cabinets for the wheelchair bound, and a staircase with contrasting wood for the sight impaired. Rocker light switches are also helpful for arthritic hands. This trend is called universal design.
Here are other websites to help with aging parents:
1. aadmm.com (for daily money management)
2. caremanager.org (for hiring a care manager)
3. eldercare.gov. (to find local services, such as personal care aids)
4. neala.org (to hire elder law attorney)
5. aarpkb.benefitscheckup.org (to learn about public benefit programs)
6. lotsahelpinghands.com (coordinate efforts in helping)