Falls are the fourth leading cause of death among those 65 and older.
75% of those 75 years and older who fall will never return to their previous level of function.
Men are three times as likely to die from a head injury resulting from a fall than women.
90% of hip fractures are caused by falls.
Statistics such as these stoke Adapt 2 It’s passion to educate the community regarding fall prevention and reduction.
Adapt 2 It is a premier Medical Supply Store with 2 locations in Laguna Woods and in Costa Mesa. We are owned by an Occupational Therapist and a Mechanical Engineer and employ the Founder of the Down With Falls Coalition.
These qualifications uniquely position us to speak, educate, and provide those products which will help decrease or eliminate the risk of falls. There are three factors that influence falls. These are Medical, which includes medications and possible disease processes. Environmental, both community and home, and Physical which includes personal attributes such as footwear and attitude. These factors need to be in harmony and balance, and if they are not, just like a two-legged stool, the person will fall. Many ways exist to reduce falls such as deliberately walking, monitoring medications, and maintaining a clutter free environment.
We also recognize that one of the main causes of falls is loss of balance when people rise from a moving chair.
You know the type; big, comfy, worn in, and they rock and swivel. The one thing that folks require when moving from sit to stand is stability. How, then, can one attain needed stability when the surface they are standing from swivels and rocks out from underneath them, effectively assisting them to fall?
Enter the Stable, Comfortable, and Versatile Lift Chair.
One may ask “What is the difference between a recliner from somewhere such as Lazy Boy, and these Lift Chairs? ”
Basically, Lift chairs are Medically designed to assist with a myriad of health issues such as pain, blood pressure fluctuations, and insomnia. The Lazy boy style is a great football chair because it reclines.
Lift chairs recline using a remote control into various positions for comfort, watching tv, reading or visiting, but will then gently assist the user to a standing position when they wish to get out of the chair. They come in multiple fabrics, sizes, and styles, so they fit any size person, and décor.
The standing mechanism is electrically controlled by the user so they can attain exact amount of desired lift appropriate for that moment. The nice thing about these chairs are that some are programable allowing one touch positioning for maximal comfort.
Some even recline fully for sleeping or back pain relief. Because of the ability to attain any position, these chairs also can aid with vital functions such more efficient respiration, and improved digestion.
So, if you are ready to stop falling out of your chair and to start enjoying the safety and comfort that comes with owning a lift chair, please stop by either well stocked Adapt 2 It store today.
Adapt 2 It 24100 El Toro Road Laguna Woods 92637 (15 chairs in stock) 949-457-1600
Adapt 2 It 1590 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa, 92627 (10 chairs in stock) 949-873-5905