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Giving The Gift Of Independence This Holiday Season

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times…so we may as well say it again! Advantage Home Health Solutions is dedicated to helping people restore their independence. If you ask us, there is no greater gift that you can give a person. And what do you know? We just so happen to be embarking on the season of giving!

Firstly, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday season. Like most people, the Advantage Home Health Solutions team is a pretty big fan of the holidays as they often present numerous opportunities for family members and friends to reunite and enjoy the festivities of the season together.

Honestly, what’s better than spending time with loved ones?

Well, perhaps, there is one thing that’s better. To us, that would be helping a loved one restore his/her independence. For our elderly loved ones and other people in our lives who have mobility issues, being able to complete tasks independently can be very difficult. Naturally, this can cause them great distress. Perhaps, this holiday season, you can come up with a way to help restore the independence of a loved one in your life.

“Independence is a thing that seniors – and everyone, for that matter – really tend to value very highly,” affirms, “Maintaining independence promotes a sense of achievement that for many old people generates a great sense of self-worth and well-being. The key to maintaining a senior’s independence is to keep them safe and one of the basic areas of safety is their home. This makes assistive devices very good gift ideas.”

What gifts best promote independence?

The gift of better vision is certainly one way to help a senior restore his/her independence. Of course, it’s not uncommon for our vision to deteriorate with age. On, Annette McDermott recommends a balanced spectrum floor lamp to help with that. “Anyone with vision challenges may have difficulty seeing well inside if there’s poor lighting in the room, if it’s nighttime, or if it’s a cloudy day,” she writes.

Give the gift of safety!

In many a past blog, we have highlighted how important it is to take measures to make bathrooms safer. Notorious for their slippery surfaces, bathrooms are commonly regarded as the most dangerous rooms in the home. For seniors, bathrooms are especially dangerous given that slips and falls account for most of their injuries. Grab bars installed in and around the bathtub can help to significantly decrease the risk of slips and falls.

“Bathroom accessories, like bathtub grips, can provide a sense of security when using the shower and would be really appreciated,” notes, “Make sure to offer to help install these handles for them. There are several types of grips you can get, but probably some of the best ones are those that lock over the side of the bathtub.”

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we’re very proud to say that we offer many solutions for keeping seniors safer. We happily invite you to contact us to find out more about our bedroom and bathroom modifications as well as our many other mobility solutions. They may just end up becoming the best holiday gifts you can give your elderly loved ones this year!

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

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