How Can Slope Bed Rails Help in Keeping the Elderly Safe?

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Most injuries and accidents at home that affect most of the elderly can be prevented and put at bay by virtue of safety devices. One of these safety devices that can promote their safety is bed rails. As the senior members of our families grow older, the use of the right equipment provides the additional support and assistance they need to carry out everyday life activities. 

For instance, slope bed rails can provide users with a wide range of benefits. If an elderly member of your family is under your care, you’d certainly want to consider having one in your household to keep them safe. 

Prevents Accidental Falls 

bed railsThe principal use of sloped bed railings is to prevent accidental falls. Elderly people are more susceptible to tumbling out of bed than young adults. The repercussions of such a fall can be significantly more serious for the elderly than for young people.

Frail and flimsy bones are more likely to break more easily but will mend rather slowly. Senior adults who need mobility aids to move about in their bed or stand may fall out of bed and find it hard to stand afterward. 

If they happen to be living alone or if their caregivers are not around or beyond their reach, they will just lie on the floor for hours or so before somebody finds them and the condition they are in.

If they happen to be living alone or if their caregivers are not around or beyond their reach, they will just lie on the floor for hours or so before somebody finds them and the pitiful condition they are in. Anything can happen these days, but more so something that you wouldn’t want to happen to anyone. 

The worst-case scenario could lead to major health problems and illnesses, such as circulatory and respiratory disorders. Bed support rails can assist in preventing accidental falls.

Turning and Repositioning

Individuals with limited mobility may have difficulties repositioning or adjusting the position of their bodies while resting in bed. Due to their inability to turn and move positions, they often remain in the same posture for long hours. This is often inconvenient and may disrupt their sleep.

Most of the time, their limbs become dormant and their joints ache. Worse yet, the forced immobility may lead to the formation of pressure sores, which can be a severe hazard for older people. Adult slope bed rails that are fitted properly give leverage to assist older people in turning over while in bed or changing positions during the night.

Support and Balance

There are instances when clambering in and out of bed is a bit of a challenge for the elderly, especially when the edges of the bed are too soft to give them leverage to get out of bed. 

The use of appropriate bed rails can work as a handhold for elderly people attempting to stand up from the side of a bed. And in the event they become disoriented upon standing, it can help prevent accidental falls. Besides, bed support rails can also help reinforce bed stability and balance.

Comfort and Reassurance

hospital bedWhile it is kind of inevitable for some elderly people not to feel like they are confined to their beds that are fitted with bed rails, many find them soothing as they are also reassuring, too.

Protective railings on adjustable beds provide a sense of security to users during their sleep and waking hours. Besides, it is also extremely helpful to users in such a way that it helps boost their self-sufficiency by making it easier for them to safely get in and out of bed without any help from a caregiver.

Along with safety considerations, some bed rails for elderly folks have storage pockets that can hold the essentials, such as the television remote, adjustable bed control, and personal care items, within easy reach.

Wrapping Up!

If an elderly member of your family is under your care in your household, it is a smart choice to take advantage of installing bed rails on their beds. If they happen to have a special care concern, the use of a reclining or adjustable bed as opposed to a traditional bed would be most suitable for them. 

There is a wide array of adjustable iCare bed models and makes that can help make their lives safer, easier, and, most importantly, more convenient.