NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The lesson of home safety is one that applies to all citizens, no matter what their age. Although every room in a home presents its own unique dangers, a recent article from The Northwest Herald reveals that bathrooms may be the most dangerous rooms in American homes. The article states, that according to information gathered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "About 235,000 people age 15 or older are sent to the hospital each year after being injured in a bathroom. More than a third of those injuries happen while bathing or showering, and more than 14 percent happen while using a toilet. Four out of five of those injuries occurred in falls, with 14 percent of those injured needing to be hospitalized as a result." For those that are unable to maintain stability due to age or disability, the HurryCane™ offers a unique alternative to the traditional cane to improve safety.
The HurryCane™ features an innovative design that mimics the natural movement of human feet and ankles. Unlike the traditional cane, the HurryCane™ is free-standing, so individuals do not have to hold on to it at all times, making movement more stress-free. To improve safety, the unique grip of the HurryCane™ is designed for a variety of terrains, including snow and gravel. It also folds up and can be adjusted to a user's height for convenience and smoother mobility.
According to the article, the CDC recognizes, "The leading cause of injury deaths among senior citizens is falling, and in 2008, more than 19,700 seniors died after unintentional falls." Following this information, the makers of the HurryCane™ suggest that individuals that strive for improved mobility should seek out trusted devices to assist them.
In terms of bathroom safety, the article suggests that individuals install safety bars and shower chairs. In a recent press statement, the makers of the HurryCane™ conclude, "Those who own a HurryCane™ in addition to the products recognized by The Northwest Herald, can experience greater mobility and safety in not only the bathroom, but in a variety of outdoor and indoor environments."
The HurryCane™ is the latest innovation in mobility solutions for senior citizens and others who have trouble walking due to illness or injury. With a structure similar to the traditional cane, The HurryCane™ also features a unique pivot-head structure that allows its user to have greater movement and flexibility. It also provides a strong base so individuals can perform tasks with both their hands, without having to worry about their cane falling over. With total approval ratings at a reported 98 percent, many consumers are already sharing their success stories after using this innovative product.
To learn more about The HurryCane™, visit www.thehurrycane.com.
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