How Often Falls Occur

  • about 1/3 of the population over age 65 falls each year
  • at 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually
  • those who fall are 2-3 times more likely to fall again
  • falls account for 25% of hospital admissions and 40% of nursing home admissions
  • 40% of those admitted to nursing homes do not return to independent living

Resource from Yale Study on Falls Risk, National Center on Injury Prevention and Control, Home Safety Council’s Safe Step Program

Safety Tips to Prevent Falls

  • Ask your doctor for a balance assessment performed by a physical therapist
  • Have your vision and hearing checked regularly
  • Exercise to increase muscle tone and strength, to improve posture and balance
  • If you use an assistive device, learn to use it properly and keep within reach
  • Wear appropriate footwear and make sure it is non-skid
  • Keep environment free of clutter, remove throw rugs
  • Leave light on during night to increase nighttime visibility 
  • Rise slowly after lying in bed or sitting in a chair for a long time. If feeling lightheaded or dizzy don’t walk until your body has time to adjust to the change in position. Blood pressure and heart rates can drop if you change position to quickly.

One Day for Every Day

Liberty Bathing Walk In Tubs participated in the MS Health Fair at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in downtown Charlotte, N.C. Sponsored by Genzyme, an informative workshop was provided by a leading neurologist and people living with multiple sclerosis. Visit their website www.aubagio.com, and learn how Aubagio can play an important role in your treatment plan for relapsing multiple sclerosis.

Sales Event

We have a 2013 left over sales event going on with our sleek Lexington model walk in tub. Call NOW for your opportunity for a quality product at a great price.

New Member

Liberty Bathing Walk In Tubs is now a member of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce. View their site at www.archdaletrinitychamber.com. Look for us this fall at the annual Bush Hill Heritage Festival, selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events!

What to Look for in a Walk-In Tub…

Keep these four major considerations in mind when shopping for your new walk-in bathtub:

Quality – A walk-in tub is a major investment. You want to find a quality tub that will last for decades. Look for one that’s 100% leakproof, mold-resistant, full metal frame construction and one that’s American made.

Warranty – Ask about a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Pain Relieving Therapy – Find a tub that has both water and air jet therapy to soak away your aches and pains preferably with a perfectly balanced water to air mix.

Comfort – Insist on ergonomic design and easy-to-reach controls.

Did you know…

The MOST DANGEROUS room in your home is your bathroom.

According to The New York Times*, the bathroom can be the most dangerous room in the home. Hundreds of thousands of falls and accidents happen each year. 

FACT: 1 in 3 adults 65 and older fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of injury death as well as the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.**

*BAKALAR, NICHOLAS. “Watch Your Step While Washing Up.” The New York Times 16, Aug 2011, New York Edition ed., Section D : D7. Web **CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention