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The Laundry List: Aging-in-Place Modifications for Your Laundry Room

February 25, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

Humans are creatures of habit. We tend to stick to things we like and seldom travel outside of our comfort zone of familiar friends, food and places. However, as we age, things start to change, from friends moving away and growing apart to physical and mental bodily changes. As more things change, we tend to gravitate to constants in our life, usually family and our homes. This, along with many other reasons including: increased feeling of independence, a comfortable and familiar environment and close proximity to family is why more than 80% of senior’s desire to age-in-place. Although there are… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Make the Most Dangerous Room in a House Safe

February 17, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

The combination of steam, water, smooth flooring and transitions to-or-from the toilet or shower/tub, easily make the bathroom one of the most dangerous places in your house. When it comes to falls, statistics show that nearly a high percent of falls amongst the elderly take place in the bathroom. This week we continue our blog series exploring smart aging-in-place modifications by tackling the dangerous and often unforgiving bathroom. Considering the aforementioned dangers of the bathroom and the fact that it is one of the most highly used rooms in the house, the bathroom is a smart first choice when making… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Valentine’s Gift Guide

February 7, 2016 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, the sun is shining, Valentine’s Day is around the corner, Superbowl 50 was amazing, no wonder February is known as the month of love. We are sure loving it right now! Perhaps, the only way to make it better is to make sure you make this Valentine’s Day one to remember for your sweetheart. Everyone springs for candy, flowers or cards on Valentine’s Day. In fact, according to statistics, allowing for multiple gifts to be given, nearly 48 percent of people give their sweethearts candy, 52 percent cards and 34 percent flowers on Valentine’s… Continue Reading →

5 Ways To Make Your Elderly Loved One’s Bedroom Safer

January 31, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

For many people their home is considered their safe haven, a place where they can roam freely without fear of being in danger. However, for our elderly loved ones, if their home is not properly kept up and strategically designed for aging-in-place, then the home can quickly become a dangerous place. Over the last several weeks our blog has been exploring smart aging-in-place modifications that can be made to keep your elderly loved one safe and healthy in the comfort of their own home. This week we continue our series by exploring aging-in-place changes that can be made to your… Continue Reading →

Safely Age-in-Place With These Common Area Modifications

January 24, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

The popular trend of aging-in-place continues to grow as senior safety, monitoring products and senior-friendly home design become increasingly more reliable. In fact, in 2009 93 percent of all Medicare enrollees over the age of 65 were already aging and living in traditional communities. Further research suggests that an overwhelming 82 percent of seniors would still desire to age-in-place even if they needed day-to-day assistance. As we mentioned last week, even with safety products becoming increasingly more reliable senior safety experts are still wary of the safety of our vulnerable elderly loved ones. However, with the right safety procedures and… Continue Reading →

5 Kitchen Tips to Help Your Elderly Loved One Age-in-Place

January 20, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

When it comes to aging, it often feels like everything changes. From our bodies and mobility to our schedules and everything in between it all changes. While some change is good, it can be hard to deal with so many changes at once, which is why there has been an increase in seniors who wish to age-in-place. According to a recent poll conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), over 87% of adults over the age of 65 wish to age-in-place. This trend of aging-in-place has raised concerns among health care officials and younger loved ones regarding the… Continue Reading →

SATECH, Inc. Acquires Fastech Labs for the Industrial Athlete Marketplace

January 14, 2016 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog Press Releases

Chehalis, WA, January 2016 – SATECH, Inc., developer of the market-leading SmartCells cushioning technology announces the acquisition of Fastech Labs, the visionary, decades-long trend-setter in foot and ankle support. “The result is a true blending of the very best in cushioning technologies from the industrial world with the very best of functional orthotics from the athletic world.  This perfectly supports our key corporate belief that everyone is an industrial athlete, and should have the very best tools for high performance outcomes,” says Bryce Betteridge, President of SATECH, Inc. SATECH, Inc. is a Washington-based manufacturer specializing in the development and marketing… Continue Reading →

Your Guide to Keeping Your Elderly Loved One Safe This Winter

January 2, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

Winter here in the Pacific Northwest often consists of two different weather options based on the temperature. If the temperature is moderately warm, then it is typically raining or windy; if the temperature is cold, it is either snowing, icy, sunny and cold blue skies or a combination of each. No matter where you live, winter weather can pose several potential risks for our elderly loved ones or loved ones with limited mobility including: Hypothermia Slips, trips and falls Social isolation Seasonal Affective Disorder The flu In fact, a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control from 2006-2010 found… Continue Reading →

Holiday Tips to Keep Elderly Loved Ones Healthy and Safe

December 6, 2015 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

With less than three weeks until Christmas, the holiday season is in full swing. Stores are filled with Christmas decorations, trees and holiday lights are up and holiday parties fill the calendar. While all the previously mentioned things are aspects of the holiday season, for many, the core meaning of the holidays is that it is a time to reminisce and visit loved ones. In fact, according to the United States Department of Transportation the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s holiday periods are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. While this is a glorious time of the year… Continue Reading →

SmartCells Cyber Monday Deals You Don’t Want To Miss

November 29, 2015 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

Today is perhaps the best and worst Monday of the year. On the downside, it marks the end of a long holiday weekend and the start of a new, often long week at work. On the bright side today marks the end of the long Black Friday holiday shopping weekend with the 10th annual Cyber Monday. According to History.com, Black Friday originally started in the 1950’s in Philadelphia. For several years the term was associated with negative connotations, however, in the 1980’s retail stores were able to shake the negative connotations and it became what it is today. Although Cyber… Continue Reading →

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