|Grandma Clea celebrating her 90th birthday!|
It all begins with a fall. Late last year, Grandma Clea experienced a slip and fall in her bathroom. Since that day nothing has been the same for her. Her knees, hips, and joints are in a constant state of pain. She can no longer do all the things she once loved.
According to Clea’s son David, the most challenging part of the whole ordeal after returning home from rehab, may have been getting Grandma to begin using mobility products in her home.
No one likes to think of themselves as needing a cane, walker, wheelchair or anything. “We quickly realized that Grandma was now in serious need of products that would help her move around the house safely and with confidence”, said her son.
“One particular area of struggle was getting in and out of her favorite chair. Because she spent so much time in that chair, it was imperative that we found something that could ease that transition for her, without making her feel like she was in a hospital.”
Does this story sound familiar? That’s because the same thing happens to millions of seniors across the country. Sadly, losing mobility and independence is inevitable for many. For some it happens gradually over time and for others, like Grandma Clea, it happens in an instant.
There are preventative steps you can take as a caregiver like finding a product solution that provides the safety and confidence for continued mobility without making a persons home look like they’re living in a nursing home.
|Assist-A-Tray by Stander|
It's called Assist-a-Tray
The Assist-A-Tray is manufactured by a Stander, a UTAH based company which is also woman owned (by Jan). Stander is a couch side standing aid that can be placed next to almost any couch, chair, recliner or even a lift chair. Its handle can be used to help your loved one out of their sitting position, or help them balance as they sit down.
The Assist-A-Tray also has a bamboo tray that can be pivoted 360 degrees and used for a dinner table, laptop tray, or book table. The product was designed with neutral brown and black colors to blend in with your furniture and décor. Watch this video (scroll down page when it loads).
Grandma Clea started using the Assist-A-Tray right after her fall. She uses it to get out of her favorite chair, eats her meals, and reads her much loved books. When she is not using the tray she simply swings it out of the way and uses the handle to boost herself out of her chair. It has become an essential part of her day to day life. Its been a real hit with her - allowing her to regain the independence she had for the previous 25 years.
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