Second to bathroom falls, the bed is one of the more common places seniors fall. Getting in and out of a bed can be difficult because of the soft slick surface that provides no support. This is especially true at night when nature calls.
Some elderly people may fall from bed frequently for no apparent reason. Or, seniors with dementia get out of bed when you don’t want them to.
These guides were created for seniors and their caregivers to help reduce falls while getting in and out of bed or falls from bed while sleeping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gifts for bedridden patients should be ones that make them more comfortable, help entertain them, and also bring them joy. The right gift might even help them forget about their situation for a while. Here are our top recommendations.
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.