March is brain injury awareness month. For those care for those who have suffered a brain injury or those who live with brain injuries every day, it’s no surprise that mobility is often impacted by these injuries. Experts estimate that between 30% and 65% of those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience dizziness or trouble with their equilibrium while sitting or standing. As a result, moving throughout their home and living independently can be difficult. Often those with TBIs experience additional injuries which can result in physical impairments.
Between the physical challenges and the TBI, getting around the home safely can be more difficult than caregivers or patients realize. Adding medication to the equation doesn’t help and even the smallest act of using the bathroom, leaving your home or getting out of a chair can be nearly impossible. The recovery process from a brain injury and the accompanying physical injuries can be long and challenging. While physical abilities can improve throughout the months and years following the injury, having safety precautions in place at home can reduce the risk of reinjury and restore confidence and independence.
Since 1999 Accessible Systems has been helping people stay safe in their homes and made countless homes accessible. We are passionate about understanding the unique needs and challenges that our customers face and are driven to find creative solutions to meet these needs. Our extensive product line includes everything you need to adapt your home. Call today and schedule a free in-home evaluation with one of our accessibility experts. We can help you identify easy modifications like the installation of a ramp or grab bars, to more permanent solutions like door widening, ceiling lift systems, stairlifts, and accessible bathroom remodels.