Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare continues to promote their nationwide Fall Prevention marketing campaign.
With snow and cold conditions expected to continue over the coming weeks, both staying in and going out in the winter, makes older people much more vulnerable to a fall – both inside and outside of their own home.
According to Age UK, almost 20% of older people worry about not being able to get out of the house as much over the winter due to poor weather conditions and shorter, darker days. The charity’s outdoor winter advice for avoiding slippery and wet conditions includes wearing footwear with non-slip soles, fitting an external grab rail at a front and / or back door and keep a mixture of salt and sand handy on steps or paths in icy weather.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has a vast range of both indoor and outdoor products designed to make winter life more comfortable, much safer and to potentially avoid unnecessary yet hazardous falls. Riser recliner chairs to all terrain walking canes, outdoor and indoor grab rails to bath lifts and seats as well as low rise beds to non-slip household mats allow DDH to be the ultimate partner of choice for their retailers and customers.
With more than one in three (3.4 million) people over 65 suffering a fall that will cause serious injury and even death every year (1) and the cost to the NHS and social care equating to £2.3 billion per year (2) it compounds the fact that we all need to focus on fall prevention .
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare continues to do just this.
To find out more and for a copy of DDH’s home hazard check list please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0845 0600 333