Ice Cleats…Important For Preventing Falls
By Jenesis Lindbo, Center For Independent Living of Western Wisconsin (CILWW)
It is that time of year again, of snow and ice! There are some pieces of technology that you can use that increase safety while navigating outside of your home. Slip-on traction cleats to increase stability while walking on snow or ice. The elastic outer band with heel tabs slips easily over your shoes, making it an excellent tool to use during Wisconsin winters. Should you have questions about assistive technology to increase safety during the winter, CILWW is happy to explore options with you. The ice cleats we have are only available for demonstration, but an Independent Living Specialist is able to assist you in finding one that best meets your needs.
If you would like more information about any type assistive devices and technology that promote independence, please call CILWW at 715-233-1070 or 800-228-3287 and ask to talk to someone who completes Information and Referral for Independent Living.
There are various services available through the assistive technology program at C.I.L.W.W. as a part of the WisTech Assistive Technology Program. Our agency can provide information on WisTech’s alternative financing options (WisLoan, Telework, and TEPP) per request.