The idea for a product that would take the risk of injury out of showering for the older generation was first conceived five years ago. A close friend suffered a fall in the shower, and the injuries sustained unfortunately lead to a premature death. From this personal tragedy, the inspiration to create an innovative and simple device to avoid a repeat of this incidence was born; Gotcha Alive. Helping support shower safety for people of all ages.
It is an established fact that the bathroom area presents a significant risk to the elderly. Recent studies suggest that over a third of elderly people required hospital admission following a bathroom incident. In addition, it is estimated that a percentage of those will eventually die from injuries sustained in these falls, meaning that prevention of these types of injuries will both save lives and improve quality of life.
The baby boomer generation has always strived to solve its own problems, and the Gotcha Alive has been designed and built in the USA to help the very same generation live longer and more comfortably. We are a highly independent generation, but with the advance of age, the shower is a place where we have become vulnerable. It is always in the back of our mind that a slip or fall would result in a long recovery period, reducing our enjoyment of life. This has meant that for many, instead of being an integral part of the daily routine, the shower is feared and often avoided to reduce the risk of harm. Of course, avoiding showering is not a viable solution to the problem and often leads to other complications that reduce quality of life. The Gotcha Alive system liberates us from this oppressive fear and puts showering back in its rightful place as a normal and safe daily activity.
It is simply no longer necessary to be subjected to undue risk when showering. This has been the driving philosophy behind the development of the Gotcha Alive; to create a product that gets the job done, without over complications or excessive setup costs. With all risk taken out of showering, you will be free to focus on the things in life that matter to you.