(PRWEB UK) 8 March 2012
Today WalesOnline.co.uk, an online news publication released the story of 92 year old Bethyl Ackerman’s tragic death. Bethyl fell down a lift shaft in her care home in Cardiff, centre staff and family are shocked by the sudden tragedy.
The incident is currently under investigation as to how this tragic accident occurred. Bethyl Ackerman was said to have limited walking capacity, and needed assistance from a carer to access different levels of the care home via the use of a lift. The accident nearly claimed the life of a member of staff from the care home who was helping Bethyl at the time.
Guidetonursinghomes.com discusses that when concern for an elderly loved-one’s safety arises it is time to start looking for a solution. While families want to support their relatives in their independence as much as possible, it is imperative that they do not ignore the need for safe living that is present.
There are Pro’s and Con’s to both nursing homes and assisted living. The accident may have triggered safety concerns of relatives with family in nursing homes or those currently faced with the decision of providing care for loved ones.
Assisted living comes in the form of help such as widened door frames, handle bars on walls, and stairlifts. A stairlift is the safest option for those who have a limited ability to walk, stairs can be a major obstacle and ever-present danger.
Home care, with the appropriate equipment enables people with walking problems to get up and down their stairs with ease and, more importantly, safely. Most stairlifts have features like seatbelts that will hold the user on the seat, and extra battery packs to ensure even if a power cut occurs the stairlift won’t be affected.
Oakland Stairlifts are a provider of many different types of stairlifts, and have helped many of their customers continue to live comfortably and safely in their own homes. Oakland Stairlifts also provides reconditioned stairlifts to their customer as a cheaper alternative for the elderly who can struggle in this tough financial climate.