Washington State University

Department of Psychology and College of Nursing

Fall Prevention Devices


 In-Home Devices



Keywords: door opener, electric door opener

Price: $$$$

Additional Information: Remote control available. Installation required.




Keywords: bed railing, bed rail

Price: $$

Additional Information: Portable versions are available.




Keywords: transfer pole

Price: $$$

Additional Information: Professional installation required.




Keywords: grab bar, bathroom railing

Price: $ - $$

Additional Information: Proper installation required. Portable versions are also available.




Keywords: shower chair

Price: $ - $$

Additional Information: Swivel and sliding bath tub benches are alternative options.




Keywords: raised toilet seat

Price: $

Additional Information: 3-in-1 commodes also perform similar functions. Some come with handles for additional support.




 Walking Aids



Keywords: cane, walking stick, quad-cane, four legged cane

Price: $$

Additional Information: Can be used with flashlights to increase visibility. Ice grippers can be added for additional stability.




Keywords: walker, wheeled walker, rollator

Price: $$$

Additional Information: Other types of walkers are available to meet individual needs.




Keywords: textured sock, slip resistant sock

Price: $

Additional Information: Slip resistant flooring may also be helpful.




Keywords: fall alert system, fall detection, medical alert

Price: $ - $$

Additional Information: Some require a monthly contract and phone line.




Keywords: personal pager, caregiver pager, in-home pager system

Price: $$

Additional Information: No additional contracts or monthly fees.




 Solutions for Caregivers



Keywords: floor alarm mat, pressure mat

Price: $$$

Additional Information: Chair and bed mats are also available. All used with an alert monitor.




Keywords: video monitor, wireless video monitor, smartphone monitor

Price: $$ - $$$

Additional Information: Some can be connected to smartphones or tablets.




Price Guide 
$ $$ $$$ $$$$
$5-$50 $51-$100 $101-$200 $201+