Patent-Pending Flip A Grip™ Lends a Helping Hand to Seniors
Designed by a physical therapist, the folding nonslip grip prevents falls with easy-to-install, glow in the dark features
WOOSTER, Ohio, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For those having trouble getting into their homes, or are afraid of falling, a physical therapist has invented a product that can lend a helping hand. The Flip A Grip™ is a patent pending handle that can be installed in your doorway or other areas of the home where there is not enough space for a large grab bar. It folds out of the way when not needed and glows in the dark for extra visibility at night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTfkn5W_aQ0&feature=player_embedded). Designed after working with patients in their homes and seeing the need for such a device, physical therapist Nick Hinkle started 323 Products, LLC which manufactures and sells the Flip A Grip™. It is 100% MADE IN THE USA and can be mounted inside or outside your home. The Flip A Grip™ comes with exterior screws that have a lifetime warranty and is very easy to install.
One out of every three people over age 65 falls each year and 40% of folks admitted to a nursing home due to a fall never return to living independently again! "In physical therapy, we are focused on preventing falls because of the significant problems that arise after a fall occurs. The person who fell naturally becomes much less active because of the injury itself and the fear that they could fall again, making it very difficult for them to return to their previously active lifestyles," Hinkle says.
For those having difficulty with stairs because of painful arthritis, a recent surgery or injury, or are afraid of falling, the Flip A Grip™ can restore confidence and independence back by providing a sturdy handle to brace on during difficult tasks. Flip A Grips™ have been installed in doorways, hallways, bathrooms, stairwells and other areas in homes, assisted living and apartment buildings. Managers of assisted living facilities and apartment buildings have found them to be a perfect device to make enjoying patios and balconies safer and easier for their residents while not obstructing the walkway.
It can make a person feel very helpless to have to depend on others to do simple tasks like going in and out of the house and we have seen the improved safety and confidence this sturdy handle can provide already. Jean, a customer in California remarked, "It has been an incredible help to get up the two stairs from my garage into the house. No more worries about falling while trying to get into or out of my house."
323, named from the Bible verse of the same number- Colossians 3:23 which says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart as unto the Lord, not men" is dedicated to making their product in the USA. Flip A Grip™ can be purchased at many retail stores or ordered online for $24.95 at www.flipagrip.com.
Nick Hinkle, PT
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