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Archive for January, 2016

The bathroom doesn’t have to be dangerous

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

In January, we celebrate new beginnings, new goals and bathroom safety! That’s right – it’s National Bathroom Safety Month, and we cannot emphasize enough just how important it is to stay safe in this part of the house! Each year, one in three Americans over the age of 65 experience a fall, and of those, […]

The do’s and don’ts of interacting with a wheelchair user

Posted on: January 15th, 2016 by FreedomHMEBlogger in Uncategorized -

Keep these five reminders in the back of your mind when you interact with a wheelchair user to show maximum respect: Talk to, not above: Even if they’re with an able-bodied friend or caretaker, speak directly to the wheelchair user, not just to their peers. Speaking over their head, skirting around eye contact, or ignoring […]