Taking care of older family members or being a caretaker, whether in the home or a facility, means keeping them safe and helping them stay independent. Seniors can experience debilitating falls in the bedroom, it is important to have access to a bedside light and to maintain a clear path from the bed to the bathroom or any other well-used route. Some helpful bedroom safety items:
Bed rails. These are designed to help you get in and out of bed as well as provide bed perimeter protection.
Fall pads. A fall pad can help reduce injury for someone who is prone to rolling out of bed. These are ideal for both home and facility use.
Patient alarms. Alarms are designed to let your caretaker or loved one know if you have fallen out of a wheelchair or bed.
Pressure Mattress Pads for the bed are important for preventing pressure sores for long term bed patients
You can take action to prevent falls, and some solutions are inexpensive and easy to install. It is important to remember that the more you do to prevent falls, the longer you can continue to live safely and independently in your home.