As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, some 40 million or more Americans will hit the road over the course of this week. Remember last year when Chicago and St. Louis was hit with heavy fog the day before Thanksgiving? This year seems to echo the same theme with Winter Storm Boreas bearing down on the eastern seaboard, stretching from the southern tip of Florida to Toronto, bringing heavy rains south of Pittsburgh and snow/ice north of Pittsburgh.
Please remember to take care while driving.
Finally, you’ve arrived at your destination where family and friends are gathered to give thanks. Think you’re out of danger because you indoors? Wrong.
Many fail to realize their home could be a holiday nightmare if those close to you are injured or otherwise unprotected from injuries.
Take for example your front door. Your Aunt and Uncle just spent over an hour travelling in their car only to find their legs are stiff and cannot step into the house due to your threshold height difference.
Or maybe your frail grandmother needs to use the restroom but can’t because the toilet is too low and there’s nothing to grab onto to lower herself.
No, I’ve got it. Your other Aunt needs to leave the room for a few moments (smoke break). You ask her to use the rear door that leads to the deck. It feels like just a quick second later when you hear a loud bang outside – turns out your Aunt fell slipping on the cold wet wood while closing the sliding door.
Don’t worry, these are all hypothetical, but can happen. Luckily, Handi-Ramp in Libertyville IL has you covered. Remember your Aunt and Uncle unable to enter the house? Handi-Ramp has a variety of threshold ramps to meet your exact needs. Or how about your grandmother unable to reach the toilet because it’s too low? A bathroom grab bar will do the trick due to its sturdiness and grooved surface, allowing for better grip. Then we have your Aunt who slipped on your porch tying to take a smoke break. Ironically Handi-Ramp’s best selling item is a non slip aluminum tread which features a raised-button surface, specifically preventing such falls. Treads can be installed on not only wood, but concrete and other surfaces as well.
Many families will be travelling some distance to attend your feast. We are unable to control weather, but we can control the safety and wellbeing of within the house. To find out more, please call 800-876-7267 or visit Handi-Ramp online.