Can a transfer pole or grab bar help my dad?

I’m looking for a grab bar or transfer pole that attaches to the floor and ceiling to help my Dad as he moves around the house. My dad has Parkinson’s and recently started his treatment. It seems like the tremors have lessened, but has more back pain. Everyday activities have become a challenge. He especially has trouble standing up from the couch, the bed or even the toilet. I don’t know what to do. Maybe get him one of those standing aids that will help him stand up. I’ve done some research on the net and there are loads of devices out there, like a transfer pole. Can anyone in a similar situation give any advice?

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Is back pain the only thing that your dad is dealing with? Or does he also have muscle stiffness and other ailments? Every PD home should be equipped with handrails, shower aids and anything else  that will help your loved one. If your Dad only has back pain, I think a transfer pole may be of value. It will give him extra support, especially if he has trouble standing up. Be sure that the transfer pole is installed properly, so as not to be moved easily.

Answered on August 26, 2016.
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Hello! I can relate to what you’re going through because my mother has Parkinson’s as well. She’s been on Levodopa/Carbidopa for the past two years, but recently she’s been experiencing wearing of symptoms: tremors, stiffness, muscle cramping, etc. Among other things to help her around the house, I decided to get her a transfer pole for the living room. It’s really worked wonders with her trouble standing up and now she feels safe when she sits and stands from the couch. I’m not sure if you want to incorporate the transfer pole to other areas of your home, but if you are, I can tell you it’s adaptable and installs anywhere. It’s sturdy and has been very helpful to my mom.

Answered on August 26, 2016.
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I chose to get her an exchange shaft for the lounge. It’s truly worked ponders with her inconvenience standing up and now she feels safe when she sits and remains from the lounge chair. I don’t know whether you need to consolidate the exchange post to different regions of your home, however in the event that you are, I can disclose to you it’s versatile and introduces anyplace. It’s durable and has been extremely useful to my mother. Essay Writing Service UK 

Answered on January 11, 2018.
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