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GRAB A RAIL

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Senior Home Solutions
Introducing GRAB A RAIL

GRAB A RAIL is a new, simple and innovative product from Senior Home Solutions.
Senior Home Solutions specialises in adapting homes to meet the needs of people living with Parkinsons, Dementia and Age related health challenges.
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Among people with Parkinson’s, 45–68% fall annually
two-thirds of these people fall recurrently.

S “We highly recommend Grab A Rail. We see a large number of patients at our clinic who would like to exercise but feel unsteady on their feet or struggle with travel which makes accessibility to an exercise professional difficult. The team at Movement Therapy Clinic and in particular our Physiotherapist, Chris Tiley, have been able to use Grab A Rail to help our patients feel more confident to engage in strength training exercises at home"

Mike Grice

B.Ost, BA(Hons), Cert Ed, Pg Cert: Applied Clinical Anatomy

Sports Osteopath - Movement Therapy Clinics
Sports Therapy Association - West Midlands Representative

We highly recommend Grab A Rail.

“We highly recommend Grab A Rail. We see a large number of patients at our clinic who would like to exercise but feel unsteady on their feet or struggle with travel which makes accessibility to an exercise professional difficult. The team at Movement Therapy Clinic and in particular our Physiotherapist, Chris Tiley, have been able to use Grab A Rail to help our patients feel more confident to engage in strength training exercises at home"

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Falls among the elderly population require approximately 250,000 emergency hospital admissions annually

Source: RoSPA older people safety advice document

Dr Tom Gallacher

MB ChB FRCA FFICM

Chair of Training Assessment and Quality Committee Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Will give user reassurance

Grab A Rail is strong and will therefore give user reassurance and sense of security
Non-obtrusive so in itself will not increase the risk of a fall or injury as a result of colliding with it
Versatile in terms of adaptability in length, materials and colours
Size looks optimised for easy grip
Maintains accessibility to cooker and cupboards
Could be used to bridge gaps in kitchens which are not fully fitted i.e. worktop and cupboard gaps which will be particularly problematic for some people.
Particularly the less well off who are more likely not to have a fully fitted kitchen
Could be applied to other areas e.g. workshops or garages in case of falls or to provide added stability

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25% of Falls result in hip fractures at an annual cost of £2billion

Source: Parkinson's Excellence Network, Critically Appraised Topics, what is the cost effectiveness of fall prevention?

Chris Tiley

Physiotherapist

Such a simple and fantastic idea!

Grab A Rail is obviously a fantastic tool to prevent falls directly but it can also help to reduce fall in another way.
The Grab A Rail can be used to help people perform physiotherapy exercises safely at home as it provides a solid structure that can be held for support. Not only that, it can be use as an anchor a resistance band which allows exercises to be progressed safely.
Giving people a safe place to confidently exercise will help improve their balance and strength which in turn can help to reduce the incidence of falls.

GRAB A RAIL CAN HELP
The psychological cost of falls amongst people living with Parkinson's is immeasurable.
The cost to our health and social services systems is immense.
Many of the most serious falls happen in the kitchen.
GRAB A RAIL can help to minimise the incidence of slips and falls within a kitchen.

GRAB A RAIL INSTALLATION

  1. GRAB A RAIL is Senior Home Solutions' new innovation, an adaptive rail
  2. GRAB A RAIL is designed to retrofit into kitchen units and can work all around the kitchen
  3. GRAB A RAIL can be surface texture coded and colour coded to benefit people with vision impairments
  4. GRAB A RAIL can help to minimise incidence of slips and falls in the kitchen
  5. GRAB A RAIL is a cost-effective method of reducing incidence of slips and falls at home
  6. GRAB A RAIL can be safely removed and reused or recycled when no longer desired in the original kitchen
  7. GRAB A RAIL conforms to British Standard BS8300 as it pertains to interior grab rails
  8. GRAB A RAIL meets the College of Occupational Therapists guideline for Minor Adaptions Without Delay
  9. GRAB A RAIL is made from 100% recycled mild steel
  10. GRAB A RAIL is designed and manufactured in the UK

PRODUCT GALLERY

Grab A Rail in stalled in the kitchen
Grab A Rail in stalled in the kitchen
Grab A Rail in stalled in the kitchen
Grab A Rail in stalled in the kitchen

UK DESIGN REGISTRATION SKETCH

Grab A Rail design sketch
UK Design patent sketch

THE WAVE

Grab ARail wave design sketch
The Wave could indicate a danger zone within the kitchen

UK DESIGN REGISTRATION PATENTS & ENDORSEMENTS

Grab A Rail is registered in the UK with the Trade Mark Office and has been recognised by by the office issuing UK CErtificates in Design.
Steve Michael has been endorsed by Stephen Callaghan of EQE Healthcare for his work at the nexus of construction, interior building projects and healthcare.
Grab A Rail Trade Mark registration
Grab A Rail UK Design Certificate in the name of my sons
Endorsement from Stephen Callaghan, EQE Health

ABOUT STEVE MICHAEL

Steve Michael, proprietor Senior Home Solutions Steve Michael leads Senior Home Solutions with over 20 years of experience in the construction business. In 2016 Steve turned his attention to a very specific and underserved demographic, people living with dementia and other age-related challenges. Steve believes his newest innovation, GRAB A RAIL can make a huge, cost-effective and affordable difference to the safety of older people living in their own homes.

"Because of the overwhelming standardisation of kitchens in homes in the UK, GRAB A RAIL can be quickly fabricated to suit an individual space. GRAB A RAIL could be installed in within days for example, to enable a patient to be discharged from hospital to an immensely safer home."

As Senior Home Solutions has evolved, Steve has immersed himself in latest research into the challenges of dementia, learning from the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester, and the Open University. Steve has worked with families living with the impact of Parkinson's to help their lives through small building projects.

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Senior Home Solutions are experts in improving homes to meet the needs of people facing life-changing circumstances. We begin with a comprehensive survey of your home, with particular attention paid to the everyday challenges that are unique to you. Please contact us with your questions or to start a discussion about your project, we are sure we can help!

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

Steve Michael is very committed to making the world a better place to be for people living with dementia

"Steve has sought advice from us at the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester, on how small adaptations to people own homes can make a big difference to the way their quality of life and the way they experience the world. Ensuring people with dementia can continue to live full and autonomous lives is key to living well"
Teresa Atkinson
Senior Research Fellow, Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester

Senior Home Solutions are unique in enabling people to live well in their own homes

"My course teaches that with the right level of support people can live very well with dementia and other age-related challenges. Steve and Senior Home Solutions are unique in their experience and in their ability to provide the type of innovative interior design solutions that enable people to maintain their independence in their own homes."
Colette Sunner
Educator and Dementia Awareness Advocate

Senior Home Solutions work is invaluable for people living with dementia

"The interior design work that Steve and his team at Senior Home Solutions undertake has proven invaluable for individuals who are striving to live well with dementia and other age-related challenges. It's Steve's empathetic and detailed approach that makes the difference."
Dr. Richard Bennett,
Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist, Think Psychology

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