Is the ResQUp right for you?

At Safe Patient Solutions, we want you to be successful in getting up from the floor to a seat, walker, bed, or wheelchair, if the situation ever occurs. Successfully getting up from the floor using a mobility device like the ResQUp often requires assessment of your physical abilities. For example; You will need enough strength in your arms and legs to push or lift your body up 4½ inches from the floor to the first level and the subsequent 2 levels. If you do not have the strength to raise yourself up 4½ inches, you may want to consider strengthening your upper/lower extremities. A Physical Therapist is often the most qualified health

July 10th, 2020|

Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2020

Shorter days of sunlight, cooler weather, and the first day of Fall is quickly approaching. With the first day of Fall arriving on Wednesday, 23 September it also coincides with a special day to reflect on how we all can minimize the risk of falling injuries...

May 28th, 2020|

Prevent and Prepare for Falls

As an outpatient Doctor of Physical Therapy, I interact with the elderly community on a daily basis, many of which are at risk of falling or have suffered from a recent fall injury. Consider the facts. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have arrived at the following findings: One in four Americans over the age of 65 years of age fall every year, with the number of falls increasing each decade of life. Every 11 seconds an elderly adult is treated for a fall injury in the emergency department and an older adult dies from a fall every 19 minutes. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries and

May 26th, 2020|

The 2 Minute Step Test – Where Do You Stand?

2 Minute Step Test Purpose: The 2 minute step assesses an individuals’ aerobic endurance compared to other males or females of similar age. How To Administer The Test: In the Rehabilitation facility the subject raises their right and left knee approximately midway...

September 16th, 2015|

Signs You May Be a Potential Fall

Have you noticed a decrease in your walking speed? Are you having problems putting on your pants while standing up? Do you notice a tendency to reach for a wall, sofa, or chair when you navigating yourself around your home (something we Physical Therapist call furniture surfing)?

June 18th, 2015|

Mobility Devices for Seniors Encourage Independence

As you get older, mobility can become more difficult. You may not get around as easily as you used to and are at an increased risk of falls that can result in serious injuries. Thankfully, mobility devices for seniors are the ideal option for giving the elderly their independence while keeping them safe.

June 12th, 2015|

A Child’s Love For Her Grandmother

We at Safe Patient Solutions would like to recognize a very special young girl. Elizabeth is an 11 years old from Albany, NY. On Elizabeth’s own, she searched and found a useful website link she wanted to share with her Grandmother who lives alone. The link is found below and discusses how to create a safer home environment, to minimize the risk of her Grandmother falling inside her home, as well as outside her home. Kudos to you Elizabeth for caring and sharing safety information with your Grandmother!

June 12th, 2015|
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