Bedroom Safety

As we age, we must remember the importance of safety in our bedrooms, especially for seniors. Bedrooms should be places of rest and relaxation, but can also be hazardous if not taken care of properly. From preventing falls to reducing fire hazards, there are various safety issues to consider concerning bedrooms.

Read our posts to learn more about how to make your bedroom a safe haven for seniors.

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How To Make Your Bed Taller and Easier to Get In and Out

No need to buy a new bed if you need a taller one. You can raise your existing bed’s height by using bed risers, mattress toppers and support systems. Here are some of the best ways to make your bed taller… without buying a new one.

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What Is The Best Bed Height For The Elderly?

Just like Goldilocks, you should look for a bed height that is just right – not too tall, not too short! Use this guide to getting the best bed height for an elderly person you love!

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The Best Bed Rails for Seniors, the Elderly, and Adults

Safety bed rails help seniors get out of bed more easily by providing a stable and firm bed handle they can push up from. There are many different styles to meet the user’s individual needs. Here are the best bed rails for seniors and the elderly.

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Best Bed Alarms for Elderly People: Fall Prevention for Dementia

Bed alarms don’t specifically prevent falls but they do alert caregivers as soon as a senior gets out of bed. This early warning can greatly reduce the chance of a fall injury though! Here are the best bed alarms for elderly people who are at risk of falling from bed.


Using a Fall Prevention Mattress to Reduce Falls From Bed

One of several ways to reduce falls from beds is to use a fall prevention mattress with raised edges. These helpful devices reduce the chance of seniors rolling out of bed by providing a barrier. Keep reading to learn more about using them as part of your fall prevention strategy.

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7 Ways to Keep the Elderly From Falling Out of Bed

To solve the problem, it’s important to identify the cause. Learn the most common causes of the elderly falling out of bed while sleeping plus 7 different ways to provide protection from falling out of bed at night.

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Do Bed Alarms Prevent Falls? The Pros and Cons

While there is not any concrete proof that bed alarms prevent falls. they are still an important part of a patient safety program. This is especially true when combined with other bed safety products.

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8 Best Fall Protection Mats for the Elderly

Fall protection mats, when placed at the bedside, reduce the chance of an injury from a fall from bed. But, there are a few cautions you should consider before using them as part of a fall prevention program.