It is estimated that over 500,000 seniors in America are treated yearly in emergency rooms after accidents at home. The most common places for these accidents to occur are in the bathroom and kitchen.
The Home Safety Specialists at Good Neighbor Pharmacy of SCV offer hundreds of affordable, easy-to-install products that help keep seniors safe at home.
Joe Rodriguez, Medical Equipment Manager at Valencia Pharmacy says “In the 18 years that I’ve been working with safety products there have been huge improvements in both the functioning of the products, and the ease of installation.”
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Here’s Joe’s top safety list:
For safe bathrooms: shower chairs, shower hand rails, hand-held shower sprayers, and transfer benches.
For safe kitchens: reaching aid products, heavy duty step stools with hand rails, and suction or mounted grab bars.
Another big safety concern is the area of mobility (motions like walking, sitting, and getting up). Items such as canes, walkers, scooters, and lift chairs have come a long way. They now come in all shapes, styles, and sizes. Even the lift chairs come in fabrics that will fit right in with your home décor.
Joe also mentions that sometimes seniors can be resistant to having safety items and offers this advice.
“I try to let people know that these items are like an having good brakes in a car, you’re not planning for an accident, you’re just doing what you can to avoid one.”
The GNP folks can help you enhance your home safety with easy and affordable products, and can help with repairs of mobility products that you already own. Some mobility products are even covered by Medicare, and can be billed directly to your insurance.
The experience and caring at Valencia Pharmacy Medical Equipment has not gone unnoticed in the health care community, as they were just voted National Home Health Pharmacy of the Year by Good Neighbor Pharmacy (out of 2,700 locations). They welcome you to come and take advantage of the award winning safety services.
Valencia Pharmacy Medical Equipment is open Monday through Saturday, and Saugus Drugs & Hallmark is open 7 days a week, both locations deliver.
Valencia Pharmacy, Valencia Medical Equipment, and Valencia Wellness Center
23550 Lyons Ave., Newhall, CA 91321
Valencia Town Center Pharmacy
26357 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
Saugus Drugs and Hallmark (with Postal Center)
27641 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Saugus, CA 91350
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