A Better Way to Open a Door

A Better Way to Open a Door

Brink’s door locks (PUSH PULL ROTATE) are the first knobs and levers that open three ways:

1. Rotate the knob or lever with your hand

2. Push on the knob or lever with your hip or elbow

3. Pull on the knob or lever with your finger

No matter which way it’s opened, the door latches, closes and locks exactly like a “traditional” lock does.

Install looks easy – video instructions here.

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SenseGiz Star Wearable Smart Tech Device

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SenseGiz Star Have you ever wondered how someone who fell and was incapacitated could press their alert button, or somehow activate their personal electronic monitoring system? Apparently the folks at SenseGiz did as well. They are preparing to launch STAR “a multifunctional wearable smart tech device” that works in conjunction with a smart phone. Watch:Continue Reading

Meres ‘Mack’ McCarroll

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Occupational Therapists Can Help Your Parents Age in Place

April is Occupational Therapy Month! Do you know how an OT can help your parents – or other older loved ones – remain in their own homes? They can help determine if the home is safe by evaluating the home to assess skills, abilities, and safety, and make recommendations that meet their needs and other…Continue Reading

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