WHY USE SAFER LOCKS?

When manual wheel locks are not used while transferring to and from a wheelchair- A fall will likely occur.

The good news is that these types of falls can easily be prevented 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

 

Any one of these scenarios can, and eventually will,  lead to the wheelchair rolling out from the user as they attempt to stand from or sit into the chair.

 

Our mission from day one has 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.

THE BEST IN WHEELCHAIR FALL PROTECTION FOR:

  • The Aging in Place (Especially those living alone)

  • Memory Care Facilities

  • Assisted Living Facilities

  • Long Term Care and Rehab Facilities

  • Any type of public location offering complimentary wheelchairs to visitors or customers, including:

    • Retail 

    • Museums

    • Parks

    • Airports

    • Government Facilities