How to adapt your home to prevent falls

This week is Falls Awareness Week (17th – 21st June 2013) and according to Age UK, a third of over 65s will fall every year.

With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at what changes could be made around the home in order to reduce this number and make the home a safer place to spend the later years.

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Perching stools for the elderly and disabled

The everyday perching stool is ideal for those people who like or need to sit down whilst performing daily chores task in and around the home. The stool provides the opportunity to let the user take the weight off their feet and feel comfortable whilst being in a seating position. They are ideal for those who are preparing meals or doing the ironing perhaps. It is constructed of completely waterproof materials so this makes it perfect for using in the shower. Being used in the vicinity of water, for additional safety the perching stool has four rubber feet to prevent…

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