Use Safety Aids

Safety aids can make your everyday life easier. It is important to use aids that meet your needs and fit you correctly. Your health care provider can help you choose the right equipment.

Canes and walkers

  • A cane can improve your balance as you walk or help you with an injury or disability
  • Make sure it is the correct height and you know how to use it properly. 
  • Make sure the rubber tips and treads on your cane or walker wheels are not cracked or worn down.
  • In the winter, use an ice tip on the end of your cane. Remember to flip it up when you go indoors.

Bathroom aids 

  • Make you have non-slip surfaces for the tub and shower
  • Non-slip mats, bath seats, and grab bars can help in the tub and shower.
  • Hand-held shower heads can make showering easier, especially if you're using a bath seat.
  • Walk-in tubs and devices that slowly lower you into the tub are also available

Personal Emergency Response Systems

  • Personal Emergency Response Systems can help you and your family feel more secure about living alone.
  • A personal emergency response system can help you maintain your independence in and around your home.

Other safety aids

Find out about other devices that can make your life safer: reachers or grabbers, ice grippers, large-handle utensils, pot/bowl stabilizers, first aid kits, etc. 

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