WHY USE SAFER LOCKS?
If manual wheel locks are not used when a person attempts to sit into or stand from a wheelchair- They Fall.
The majority of falls and injuries from wheelchairs can easily be prevented just by using Safer Locks.
Wheelchair falls most commonly occur due to one of the following:
The wheelchair user or caregiver forgets to engage the manual wheel locks
The wheelchair user is unable to fully secure the manual locks on their own
The manual wheel locks are not adjusted correctly and will not properly lock the wheels
Each scenario can cause the wheelchair to roll away from the user while transferring to and from the wheelchair; resulting in falls and injuries to the user which could have simply been avoided.
Our mission has always been to eliminate unnecessary injuries as well as the long-term effects to individuals once a fall occurs.
About 1/3 of the elder population over the age of 65 will fall each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. By age 80, more than half of seniors fall annually
Those who fall are two to three times more likely to fall again
Falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions, and 40% of all nursing home admissions. 40% of those admitted never return to living independently
1/3 of seniors have a fear of falling
Falls have a detrimental impact on health and overall well-being. Close to half of seniors report that fear of another fall results in loss of confidence and their own restriction of activities
Safer Locks will give wheelchair users, caregivers, and their loved ones, the peace of mind in knowing that the wheelchair will always be locked in place each and every time that transfers take place.
IDEAL FALL PROTECTION FOR USE IN THE HOME, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AND NURSING FACILITIES, HOSPITALS, AND BUSINESSES.