When parents get old - what now?

When parents grow old, adult children often find themselves in a situation in which they have to deal with many difficult decisions and questions.

Many people shy away from discussing these issues with their parents and ultimately making the right decisions. Children are often afraid that their parents will not want to acknowledge their own ageing.

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Torstein climbs the stairs with the stair climbing aid at the Lamartunet Rehabilitation Center

The stair climbing aid has now been installed at the Lamarktunet rehabilitation and retirement center for a one-year trial period. Torstein Lien is 91 years old and now somewhat unsteady on his feet. But now he has the opportunity to practise climbing stairs independently. (This is a translation based on an article by Trond K. Johansen, originally published in Bladet Vesterålen on July 11, 2018)

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Stair climbing aid makes your daily life easier [Norwegian trade journal Ergoterapeuten issue 2 - 2017]

Easier everyday life with a stair climbing aid. Tommy Jørstad found the stairs a major obstacle to his daily life. His balance was poor and his knees were in danger of giving out. But with the bedroom and bathroom on the 2nd floor, the stairs have to be negotiated several times a day. "I was simply afraid to use the stairs," Tommy Jørstad tells us in his living room. (This is a translation based on an article by Anne-Lise Aakervik, originally published in Ergoterapeuten 2nd edition 2017).

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3 tips on stair safety for senior citizens

Every year, around 600,000 people in Germany alone visit the emergency room due to falling accidents, according to the Federal Statistical Office. These falls can happen both in the home and in public buildings or outdoors. Falling on stairs can have dramatic consequences, such as hip fractures or femoral neck fractures. In this article, we will explore various options for making stair climbing safer.

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Stair safety - Find out more about Tommy, who suffers from osteoarthritis and uses the TOPRO Step

The topic of stair safety and the TOPRO Step stair climbing aid. Tommy Jørdal holds on to the handle of the TOPRO Step and pushes himself forward with the help of the handle. Tommy Jørdal feels completely safe and can now finally climb the stairs at home again - without any help from others. (This is a translation based on an article by Verena Døsvik, originally published in the magazine 70+, 2017).

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Stairlift - Why consider an alternative?

People who have difficulty climbing stairs at home can find many solutions to this problem. The purchase of a stairlift has been one of the most common solutions to date. In this article, we will therefore look at why a stairlift is not always the best solution. And what you need to consider when buying a suitable stairlift.

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Stairlift prices and price ranges 2023

With increasing age or for people in need of care, sooner or later the question arises of what happens if you can no longer climb the stairs in your own home independently. Should you wait until the time comes or take the precaution of adapting your living space before it's too late?

Stairlift: Should you think about buying a stairlift? How much does a stairlift cost? Do you want a new or used stairlift?

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Stairlift - What alternatives are there?

People with reduced mobility who have difficulty climbing stairs due to age or a particular illness, for example, have a wide range of possible solutions and products to choose from. Until now, the stairlift has been one of the most common solutions apart from expensive renovations or a move to a retirement or nursing home. In this article, we will take a closer look at why a stairlift is not always the best solution for you and what you need to consider when buying a stairlift.

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Information on the Assistep stair climbing aid cost coverage

Information on TOPRO Step stair climbing aid cost coverage

Find out from your care insurance provider about the possibility of TOPRO Step stair climbing aids for adapting your individual living environment - we will be happy to support you!

Most people would like to grow old in their own home. Often, however, their own four walls are not designed to be barrier-free and this becomes apparent at the latest with increasing age or permanently restricted mobility. Suddenly you are faced with a mountain - your own stairs.

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Woman uses assistep stair climbing aids

Avoiding falls? - Important measures to prevent falls

Fall prevention: Falls are one of the most common causes of accidents in Germany. Every year, more than 600,000 people fall in Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office, 12,867 people died from a fall in 2015 alone.

Particularly as people get older, they often suffer serious injuries. The German Medical Association North Rhine estimates that around 80 percent of all over-80s and around 30 percent of all over-65s fall at home every year.

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Standing lift - Compare prices and costs

If sitting down and standing up is made more difficult due to restricted movement caused by joint stiffness, for example, the classic stairlift is not necessarily the best solution for climbing the stairs in your own home.

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TOPRO Step stair climber - use up stairs

Climbing stairs safely with the stair grip

Do you need additional support when climbing stairs? Get to know the unique TOPRO Step stair grab bar that offers you safety and support. The TOPRO Step stairgrip consists of a modern and discreet grab rail coupled with a unique, first-class stainless steel handrail system.

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