Product Solutions

Bath Safety

There is plenty of opportunity for an HME provider to grow its business by stocking bathroom safety products. Here's a look at some new offerings.

Approximately 80 percent of home accidents occur in the bathroom, but most of those accidents can be prevented with the right safety products. That statistic demonstrates that there is plenty of opportunity for a provider to grow its business by stocking bathroom safety products.

The key is to offer a wide array of solutions that can fit clients’ unique needs. Talk to the patient or caregiver to get a solid sense of the challenges and situation.

Because bathing is universal and the Baby Boomer demographic increasingly needs these solutions, the retail appeal of bath safety is clear. But that also means big box stores are now part of the competition and they aren’t shy about discounting.

To compete, HME retailers need to lean hard on their reputation for being knowledgeable, convenient, personalized service and quality products. To help you maintain your expertise, here are some new and bedrock bath safety product offerings:

Display brings together all essential bathroom safety aids

Bathroom Safety DisplayBathroom Safety Display

  • Grab bars are available in multiple sizes from 12 in. to 32 in. and are available in both chrome and powder white variants.
  • Available bath benches are featured providing a choice of having the bench by itself, with a back, or even having a back and arms.
  • A full range of raised toilet seats and patient aids to cover any situation.

Alex Orthopedic Inc.
(800) 544-2539
www.alexorthopedic.com


Bath chair features a 360-degree swivel

PreserveTech Swivel Bath ChairPreserveTech Swivel Bath Chair

  • Features a 360-degree swivel action and locks every 90 degrees, and is height-adjustable.
  • Helps prevent skin irritation and friction wounds while transferring and bathing, and manufactured with an antimicrobial agent.
  • Assembles quickly and features a handheld shower spray cutout, snap-together design, seat drainage holes, non-skid legs and pivoting armrests.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
(877) 224-0946
www.drivemedical.com


Modular shower commode chair moves and travels easy

BathMobileBathMobile

  • Easily rolled around the home and can be quickly disassembled for traveling and available carry bag holds chair and accessory cushions and pails.
  • Lightweight plastic construction with optional commode pails, seat, back and arm cushions.
  • Chair is height-adjustable, with rotating seat and flip-up arms, and rolls into shower stalls or over a toilet up to 17.5 in. high.

Clarke Health Care Products Inc.
(888) 347-4537
www.clarkehealthcare.com


Transfer bench nixes need to step over the side of tub

SP Ableware Sliding/Rotating Transfer BenchSP Ableware Sliding/Rotating Transfer Bench

  • Sliding feature lets users smoothly move across the bench and reduces stress on a caregiver’s back.
  • Rotating swivel top allows for easier transfers into the tub and greater accessibility.
  • Exclusive quick-change leg design makes adjusting the seat height simple (from 16 to 23 in.).

Maddak Inc. (a division of SP AbleWare)
(800) 443-4926
www.sp-ableware.com


Floor-to-ceiling safety pole secures in place with tension fit

SuperPole with SuperBarSuperPole with SuperBar

  • SuperBar offers support that goes in front of the user to make it easier them to get up from a seated position.
  • SuperBar lifts, pivots and locks in eight 45-degree positions around the pole.
  • The SuperPole is made out of alloy steel, and comes in regular size and bariatric supporting between 300 and 450 lbs.

HealthCraft Products
(888) 619-9992
www.healthcraftproducts.com


Portable grab bar offers endless installation options

Telescoping Pivot GripTelescoping Pivot Grip

  • Two adjustable sizes: Medium (22 in. to 27 in.) and Large (27 in. to 32 in.)
  • Pivoting ends allow for installation options such as stretching across corners, inside of a bathtub or across nonparallel surfaces.
  • Can be used at home or while traveling; lifetime warranty.

Bridge Medical
(877) 746-7940
www.bridge-medical.com


Bench balances style with universal design and accessibility

QuickDrain Shower BenchQuickDrain Shower Bench

  • The 100 percent recycled bench accommodates the ADA standards for height and exceeds ADA weight guidelines of 250 pounds.
  • Available in three configurations: a rectangle bench and large or small corner bench options.
  • Each bench comes ready to assemble with no framing required, and mechanical fasteners or anchors are required for installation.

Oatey Co.
(800) 321-9532
www.oatey.com

About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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