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Safety When Outdoors 

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Walking about outside can present challenges. Surfaces may be uneven and variations in sunlight and shade can make it difficult to see clearly. In addition slippery walkways, parking lots, and stairs during winter pose significant fall risk. Check out the resources below for some helpful tips.

 


Resources for Outdoor Safety

The CDC's "My Mobility" Plan

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National Osteoporosis Foundation

A list of 12 outdoor safety tips.

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National Council on Aging

Falls prevention in the community

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 Getting in and out of cars

Getting out of a car can be challenging since car seats are often lower than many chairs and there aren't arm rests to help you stand up. Sometimes turning car keys and putting seat belts on can also be difficult.

 

Car Assist Handle

This portable handle hooks instantly onto the door latches of a car to assist getting in and out of a car.

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Swivel Seat Cushion

A seat cushion that can rotate up to 360 degrees. It makes getting in and out of a car seat easier and more comfortable.

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Stander Car Caddie

A support handle with a non-slip car bar grip to assist standing from a vehicle.

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Rigid Leg Lifter Strap

This strap easily attaches to a car door to assist an adult in getting in and out of car. 

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Easy Key Turner

The snap-on key turner increase leverage when turning keys while decreasing stress on fingers. 

 

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Back Seat Auto Hand Grip

This tool loops around the front headrest so you can hold on to it when getting in and out of a vehicle.

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Panoramic Rear-View Mirror

A large rear view mirror helps reduce blind spots and improves driving safety. 

 

 

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Seat Belt Handle

This device aids those who need a little extra reach when putting on their seat belt. It is good for people with arthritis, shoulder pain, or limited arm mobility.

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Last Updated: 5/27/20