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Senior Independence Month – Celebrating Seniors’ Wellbeing!

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger
We are proud to support and encourage independent seniors!

We are proud to support and encourage independent seniors!

Senior Independence Month – Celebrating Seniors’ Wellbeing!

 

February is Senior Independence Month! This month is a time to honor seniors and continue to work for their independence and wellbeing. It’s also a great time to evaluate living situations and look for opportunities for improvement and increased safety. Are there some products or home changes that could make things safer and easier for the seniors in your life? Check out Jayhawk Pharmacy’s ideas below, and celebrate with us!

Walk right in: Walk-in tubs, whose doors allow users to walk into their tub/shower enclosure rather than stepping over the side, can be an excellent choice to improve security and comfort in the bathroom! We have a great selection of walk-in tubs in our online catalog.

Improve your grip: For safer walking surfaces around the home, try placing non-slip mats in slick areas, or installing double-sided tape under rugs. Simple grab bars and handrails can also make a major difference around doorways, beds, showers, bathtubs, and toilets. In the bathroom, grip-aids such as removable toilet seats with arms can be added for ease and confidence.

Clear your clutter: Make sure that floors and walkways are clear of clutter, such as clothes, mail, books, papers, and trash, which can cause falls. This is especially important in the homes of seniors who use walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, or other mobility equipment.

Get a lift: Getting in and out of living room chairs can be uncomfortable for some and can even lead to slips and falls. A lift chair, which mechanically raises to a standing position and gently lowers to a seated position, can be a perfect solution for a senior seeking more comfort in this area. Many lift chairs also recline!

Jayhawk Pharmacy carriers a variety of products that can help the seniors in your life stay safe and comfortable at home. Check out our online catalog for great products to help increase independence, and if we can be of assistance, don’t hesitate to call us at 785-228-9700!

 

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