Therapy In Your Home – OT, PT, ST has therapists who know the importance of movement / exercise / balance for staying well, whether you are at home, moving out of your home or staying in bed. We emphasize the importance of movement for preventing falls, depression, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, among other benefits.… Movement’s benefits are amazing. Even moving while sitting has benefits, especially if you are not leaning on the back of the chair. If you can, the most important thing you can do is STAND UP! More often! (Call to find out more about this research)
“Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness” – Edward Stanley
“Objects at rest tend to stay at rest” – Newton’s Law
Included here are ideas to encourage you to move more
Fallen and can’t get up? Here is a video with some help for how to recover:
Practical ideas and devices available to you
GoGoGrandparent, call (855) 464-6872, allows you to use Uber and Lyft without a cell phone. You use your land line to set up an acct and call for rides, and use the phone at the place where you are to call for a ride home.
Stand Lifts, such as those by Invacare or EZ Lifts, for patient transfers are easier than a full mechanical patient lift, if the person can sit up first. I hope Medicare covers it for home use soon. Call your legislator to advocate for your needs!
U-Walker, designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease. The brakes are always on, unless you squeeze them to go. Also more stable than most walkers.
Hands Free / NO FALL Walker: A walker that allows you to stand straighter and anchors the body’s center of gravity to restore capabilities and function. You can be hands free while it supports you. It won’t roll away from you. You stand facing out, instead of in. Remember Mulholland Walkers? See excellent videos and explanations at MyLifeGlider.com
Assistep: stair glider that allows you to walk upstairs holding on securely. Copy this link to see video: https://youtu.be/lu1r8DRNIEQ