The bedroom safety blog for seniors

by Shameelah Khan April 21, 2022 2 min read

Humans spend on average a third of their lives in the bedroom and yet it is the last thing on our minds when it comes to the safety of ourselves or our loved ones. In particular, seniors are at the greatest risk of suffering injuries while in the droom due to their age/fitness status. Did you know that falls are the leading cause of death for the elderly, resulting in 2.8 million annual hospital admissions? The safety of our elderly is vital because many of them cannot look after themselves. The reality is that whether you have an elderly relative who has just suffered a strenuous injury or a senior you know of just needs to have a bedroom that is a little more safe for them and truly caters to their needs. Therefore, in this blog we’ll cover our top tips that you can embrace to make a senior’s bedroom a haven of safety. So, without further ado let’s get into it!

Bed support when sitting up in bed

  1. Adjustable beds/adjustable bed frames

For an individual with limited mobility, getting them an adjustable bed frame can be the difference between them experiencing comfort and independence or having to despondently rely on others. 

  1. Keep a variety of aids near the bed

For example, you could keep a foot anchor at the end of the bed. This can be used by an individual by hooking their foot into it to help them get the leverage to sit up.

Bed support when leaving and entering the bed

  1. Use a bed rail - it’s a lifesaver

A bed rail can be an enormous support to someone of limited mobility. Additionally they are easy to install and cheap along with it. 

So, what do you think? Are you going to implement any of these ideas? Comment below.

Shameelah Khan
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