Standing Aids Will Help A Senior Citizen Be Steady On Their Feet
As Mom aged, it became increasingly difficult for her to stand up or sit down in her favorite easy chair, her bed, or even the toilet. I was here to always assist her (or I had a paid caregiver as needed), but it sure would have been nice to have had the Couch Tray below to add a stability handle for her when she went to stand up from her easy chair.
Standing aids can be placed everywhere your senior citizen friend is located whether it is the living room, kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom.
On this webpage, I’ll show you a selection of the best sellers on Amazon.com. Mom and I installed and used a lot of grab bars (you’ll find them in the ‘Bathroom Standing Aids’ section below). In fact, I even had one installed in the living room by the sofa in case she wanted to sit there.
No matter what, after Mom broke her hip, she always wore one of these gait belts so I had a firm handle on her in case she should lose her balance. I highly recommend you invest in a few of these if your senior friend is unsteady on his or her feet. You can read more preventing falls in the elderly by clicking that link.
Living Room Standing Aids
My own elderly mom spent a whole lot of time in her easy chair so that’s where I chose to put the Standers Couch Tray that you see below. One nice thing about this particular aid when standing is that the tray pivots out of the way. It just as easily pivots back when needed.
Any and all of these standing aids help your elderly loved one remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible.
Note: The tension rod standing aids shown as the last 3 products are portable so they may be used anywhere in the house. Just PLEASE make sure that the tension is checked periodically so the standing aid is safe to use.
Able Life Able Standing Aid WITH TrayStanders CouchCane – WITHOUT TrayStander Omni Tray – Galaxy Brown, Over Sized Swivel Bamboo TV Tray Table & Support Handle, Independence daily support and standing aidSafetySure StandEaseStander EZ Stand-N-Go – Ergonomic Support Handles and Adjustable Standing Mobility Aid for Couch Chair or Recliner 8.5 Pounds + Lifetime GuaranteeStander Security Pole – Tension Mounted Floor to Ceiling Transfer Pole and Standing Mobility Aid for Elderly with Padded Grip Fits Ceilings 7-10 Feet + Lifetime Guarantee Iceberg WhiteAble Life Universal Floor to Ceiling Tension Mounted Grab Bar and Mobility Transfer Pole – Fits Ceilings 7-9 Feet + Lifetime Warranty WhiteStander Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar – Tension Mounted Floor to Ceiling Transfer Pole and Standing Mobility Aid with Multi-Position Safety Support Handle for Elderly + Fits Ceilings 7-10 Feet + Lifetime Guarantee Metallic Black
Car Standing Aids
Getting out of the car became increasingly difficult for Mom. I had to find a fix for this situation as we both loved day outings. Here’s some of the best items for getting out of a car – any elderly person can use these.
Stander HandyBar – Automotive Standing Aid Car Assist Handle + Vehicle Emergency Escape Tools with Window Breaker and Seat Belt Cutter + Lifetime GuaranteeStanders Automobility Solution- 2-in-1 Handybar and Swivel Cushion Seat Combo, 1.9 PoundStander CarCaddie – Automotive Standing Aid and Adjustable Safety Vehicle Support Handle Portable Nylon Car Assist Device + Lifetime GuaranteeCAR MOBILITY AID Auto Hand Grip – Stability & independence moving in / out of carsHealthSmart Deluxe Swivel Seat Cushion, Black Leatherette
Bathroom Standing Aids
It’s a fact that most falls occur in the bathroom, I suppose, due to wet floors, etc. My own bathroom had permanent safety bars attached everywhere. However, if I had chosen to install tension-type safety bars, you can bet they’d be checked every single time Mom entered the bathroom.
Toilet Standing Aids
Getting off the toilet by oneself is very important for self-esteem and the feeling of independence. These toilet standing aids will create the feeling of independence from just the act of standing and sitting alone.
Drive Medical Stand Alone Toilet Safety Rail, WhiteGraham Field UpRise Onyx Folding WalkerDrive Medical Toilet Safety RailCarex Health Brands Bathroom Safety RailStander The Curve Grab Bar – Pivoting Ladder Assist Handle and Wall-Mounted Bathroom Standing Mobility Aid + Lifetime Warranty
Shower and Bathtub Safety and Standing Aids
Perhaps there is no more dangerous time than when an elderly loved one tries to get out of the bathtub or shower. Particularly if they have arthritic knees like my Mom did, standing would have been impossible without the use of the safety bars I had installed.
We eventually moved to one of the shower seats you’ll see below so that she could just scoot over to get out of the shower.
Moen R8962FD Home Care 30-Inch Flip Up Grab Bar, StainlessDrive Medical Adjustable Height Bathtub Grab Bar Safety Rail, WhiteNorth American Healthcare – Bath Step, Supports Up to 500 lbs, Non-slip gripMoen 8732 Home Care 32-Inch Grab Bar, StainlessSure-grip Bathtub Safety Rail (19 inch height)AquaSense Knurled Chrome Grab Bar with Rotating Flange, 16 Inches/40.64 CmSodynee Adjustable Bath Bench or Shower Chair Bench Seat Stool, RoundMoen DN7105 Home Care Transfer Bench, Glacier
Bed Standing Aids
Getting out of the bed can be one of the hardest things for a senior citizen. After lying all night, old bones may ache so it’s very important to have some standing aids to help ’em get up and at it!
Stander Independence Bed Table -2 in 1 Overbed Table and Home Bed Rail Stand Support Handle COMBO +Included organizer PouchStander BedCane – Home Bed Assist & Support Handle + Height Adjustable + Included Safety Strap + Lifetime GuaranteeStander BedCaddie – Sit-Up In Bed Support Assist Handle with Adjustable Nylon Strap + Three Ergonomic Hand GripsSecure Adjustable Bed Assist Hand Rail with Floor Support – Fits Box Spring / Bed Frame As Low As 12 InchesEssential Medical Supply Height Adjustable Hand Bed RailStander Mobility Home Adult Bed Rail & Cushioned Support Bed Handle – Swing Out Mobility Arm + Adjustable Legs + Included Organizer Pouch + Lifetime Guarantee