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1-75 Shelton Street
Landline: 0141 416 0627
crutch holder, walking stick holder, cane holder, umbrella holders
Stop the Fall, Stop The Fractures!
A Simple, Hugienic Walking Stick Holder Can Make a BIG Difference
If you or someone you love suffers from a condition that makes walking and standing difficult, then you are all too familiar with the fear that can come with worrying about a potential fall in the home. Millions of Britons, both young and old, live with conditions such as osteoporosis that make a serious fall risks a very real concern, and the pain and recovery time of a broken bone can be devastating. The older one gets, the longer this recovery time can be.
According to recent statistics published in the Nursing Times, falls among elderly people cost the NHS more than £4.6 million a day (note - this figure does not include young people with bone diseases). The same report found that one in three people over the age of 65 will suffer from a fall each year, and that figure climbs to 50% for those over the age of 80. This is a dreadful shame that can often be prevented.
Falls in the home - a huge cost to the NHS
It's no secret that the NHS is under constant pressure to reduce its budget and provide a more cost efficient health service to the British public. Every year politicians and punters alike decry what they believe is wasteful spending in our national health program, and more and more cuts are announced.
These fractures and falls are not only devastating to those who have suffered the fall, but also for the bottom line of the NHS. Even just one ambulance trip to the hospital to inspect an uninjured individual who has fallen can cost the NHS thousands.
A massive fall risk - reaching for a fallen cane
Experts at the NHS and Social Work departments assert that one of the most hazardous fall risks found both in the home and out in public is when an individual bends down to reach for their fallen cane or walking stick. This is especially dangerous in the home, as there is often no one else around to help retrieve the cane.
Thankfully, this does not have to be a problem any longer. The Dropmenot Universal Cane Holder is an innovative product designed specifically to assuage this problem and prevent falls. While you may be familiar with these convenient cane holders from public buildings, you may not realise that the Dropmenot is also a perfect solution for private homes as well.
By installing a Dropmenot in the areas of the home where the cane-using individual is most likely to set down their cane (such as the kitchen sink, near the toilet and sink, by the front door and others) you can drastically reduce the chances of a fallen cane and the need to bend down to retrieve it. This is turn results in fewer falls, less broken bones and yes - less cost for the NHS!
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