Here’s how to prevent senior falls at home

During this pandemic, health professionals are encouraging everyone to be safe and stay home. However, one’s home cannot feel or be safe if it is not accessible.

The Government of Canada has found that slips and falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors in Canada, and 50 percent of all falls occur at home.

An area of particular concern for these accidents is often the staircase—but there is a solution.

Home stairlifts are a key accessibility device to assist people in remaining safe in their homes. Almost all staircases–whether they are straight or curved, indoor or outdoor–can accommodate a stairlift, which offers a simple and effective way for family members to get up and down the stairs safely.

With 30 years of experience as an independent dealer of Mobility and Home Medical Equipment in B.C., HealthLinc Medical Equipment Ltd. (HME) understands the challenges faced by vulnerable individuals in their own homes on Vancouver Island. The team offers expert guidance, superior service, industry-leading products, and competitive pricing. They are available to help simplify the decision-making process and give you the peace of mind that you’re looking for, so you can enjoy all the benefits of living in the comfort of your own home.

Whether you need a BRUNO home stairlift, a home-care bed, a therapeutic mattress, or bathroom safety equipment, HME stands behind all of its products by offering local expert sales advice and service to ensure that you are fully satisfied with your purchases. But don’t take it from us – recent customer Jenelle B. says, “we are extremely happy with our purchase of a Bruno Stairlift for our 7-year-old grandson. The team at HME Victoria was second to none. From sales to service, Steven Banh and his team were quick, courteous, and efficient. Everyone has gone out of their way to make our purchase smooth and effortless.”

HME also understands that customers enjoy working with individuals who share their pride and passion for the community. And HME is proud to have Vancouver Island representative Steven Banh, whose home is in the greater Victoria area.

Steven has been in the medical equipment industry for over 17 years and with HME for over five years. Working out of our Victoria location, he brings vast experience in all facets of the industry from technical work to rehab and accessibility sales. You can be confident in his commitment to match your needs to the right HME solutions and deliver authentically local service that you can count on.  

As one of the largest medical equipment suppliers in the province, HME has a 14,000 SF location located in Colwood. HME has over 20 Vancouver Island staff and serves the central and southern Vancouver Island communities. Our Vancouver Island team is available to come and review your home and see which stairlift would work in your home.

For more information or to set-up a complimentary stairlift or medical equipment assessment appointment, please email or call (250) 893-5512. 


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