No doubt we all would prefer to move effortlessly around home even when we are ill. Sometimes, this ‘freedom’ is not available when recovering from surgery that demands bedrest as well as a myriad of terminal and chronic conditions that confine a person to bed.
Our goal is to make bedrest safe and comfortable for the patient and the caregivers who assist them. Here are our bedroom recommendations for you:
- Wear gripper slippers and double tread socks to make a trip out of bed safer.
- Provide a bed cane or railing at least on the person’s dominant side to get in and out of bed.
- Be mindful that bedrest and medications can cause low blood pressure and vulnerable to postural hypertension that manifests as dizziness upon standing.
- Adjust the bed height to the person’s own height. This adjustment makes getting in and out easier and reduces the likelihood of falling.
- Practice fall prevention by placing a high-quality fall mat at the bedside.
- Remove all the trip hazards from the floor including throw rugs, clutter or any other obstacles that might call injury.
- Install motion sensor lights for those ‘urgent’ trips. This protects the caregivers as well as patients.
- Lastly, have a communication device active at all times. No one wants to feel isolated or forgotten especially when confined to bed.
We created this #CreditForCaring product bundle bring together the best products for bedside comfort and care. Credit For Caring aims to recover some of your personal time and energy with our care management tools and resources. We believe that preserving human dignity and independence rank as the highest human aspiration despite any physical limitations that beset us. Our healthcare team believes in proactive planning for life’s what if’s.