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Here’s how to prevent senior falls at home

During this pandemic, health professionals are encouraging everyone to be safe and stay home. However, one’s home cannot feel or be safe if it is not accessible.

During this pandemic, health professionals are encouraging everyone to be safe and stay home. However, one’s home cannot feel or be safe if it is not accessible.

The Government of Canada has found that slips and falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors in Canada, and 50 per cent of all falls occur at home.

An area of particular concern for these accidents is often the staircase—but there is a solution.

Home stairlifts are a key accessibility device to assist people in remaining safe in their homes. Almost all staircases–whether they are straight or curved, indoor or outdoor–can accommodate a stairlift, which offers a simple and effective way for family members to get up and down the stairs safely.

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North Shore HME representatives Nicole Saxvik and Matt Hodgins. - Supplied

With 30 years of experience as an independent dealer of Mobility and Home Medical Equipment in B.C., HealthLinc Medical Equipment Ltd. (HME) understands the challenges faced by vulnerable individuals in their own homes. The team offers expert guidance, superior service, industry-leading products and competitive pricing. They are available to help simplify the decision-making process and give you the peace of mind that you’re looking for, so you can enjoy all the benefits of living in the comfort of your own home.

Whether you need a BRUNO home stairlift, a home-care bed, a therapeutic mattress or bathroom safety equipment, HME stands behind all of its products by offering local expert sales advice and service to ensure that you are fully satisfied with your purchases.

Recent customer Sandra M. says, “we are very happy with our stair lift…HME was helpful, knowledgeable and professional. I'm glad we went with HME and I can now stay in my home.”

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HME delivers authentically local service that you can count on at all locations. - Supplied

HME also understands that customers enjoy working with individuals who share their pride and passion for the community. And HME is proud to have North Shore representatives Matt Hodgins and Nicole Saxvik, who were raised—and still live—in North Vancouver.

Both Hodgins and Saxvik have deep roots on the North Shore, having graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas and Seycove Secondary, respectively, before completing university and joining the HME team. You can be confident in their commitment to match your needs to the right HME solutions and deliver authentically local service that you can count on.  

As one of the largest medical equipment suppliers in the province, HME has three locations across British Columbia with designated local professionals to serve each local community. The team is available to come and review your home and see which stairlift would work in your home.

For more information or to set-up a complimentary stairlift or medical equipment assessment appointment, please email: northshore@hmebc.com.

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