Archive for December, 2011
As a way to improve safety and reduce the risk of falls among seniors, most experts recommend finding ways to make the stairs safer. Of course all areas of the home should be addressed, but the stairs frequently present the biggest danger to a senior. Falls on the stairs can be quite serious, so finding ways to prevent them, while still allowing full access to a home is imperative.
One of the first steps to making the stairs safe is to fully check and evaluate the overall state of the stairs. Many falls are caused by staircases that are not safe, so determining the safety of the actual staircase is very important.
Architectural Staircase Models
When it comes to buying and installing important and expensive equipment like lifts and elevators, it is important to depend on professional help of the best quality. Efficient residential lift architects offer individualized solutions for the installation of stairlifts and wheelchair lifts.
Competent Indoor Accessibility Solutions
Safe, durable and dependable staircase and wheelchair lifts make life much easier for the mobility impaired. One of the most comforting aspects about the equipment is that it can be customized to suit individual needs. Wheelchair lifts come in attractive models that blend with your décor. They offer a smooth performance and overcome indoor barriers to mobility, whether it’s a single step or a few floors. Residential lift architects offer trouble-free and timely installation and maintenance services for these indoor accessibility solutions.
Ladder Leveler Legs
Have you ever used a ladder and felt a little unstable? This is a feeling that a huge number of others have experienced, and quite often it results in someone crashing into the ground. Falling from even a meter off the ground can cause serious injuries, or even kill you. You should always feel solid and comfortable on a ladder. If you don’t, then you shouldn’t be using it! Ladders that are used on soft ground need to be supported by metal or timber. This stops the legs from sinking, and prevents the person from tipping over.
Timber stairs can be introduced to an existing stair way without a lot of demolitions. The concrete can be changed including the side railings and balustrades. The design for the railings can be timber or wrought iron. The important thing to note is the size of the treads and risers. The position of the handrail is also important since some developers save costs by fixing it on the adjacent wall. Different designs can be adopted for the king posts.
Dog Leg Staircase
At some point in your dog’s life, they will limp. They all do! Our first reaction is to either brush it off, or panic! One or two explanations don’t require following up with your vet. However, there could be a serious reason for your dog’s condition.
Signs to watch are:
· bob their head when they walk
· cautious going up and down stairs
· taking shorter steps
· sitting or lying down more often
· favoring one side when sitting or lying down
· shifting the weight off one of their legs
· excessive panting
· lack of appetite
· flinching when touched.
· holding up a paw?