Following are the products that we are recommending to help you to make the bedroom safer for yourself as you age in place or for your senior loved ones.
Being bedridden can be uncomfortable and can cause or exacerbate back pain. Here are some products that can help anyone who finds themselves bedridden for any amount of time.
Bed bolsters are great for use in beds with or without rails. They are tall enough to be a barrier that the sleeper can’t roll over, which reduces the chances the person will fall out of bed.
As most of us who are growing older know, as we age the frequency of going to the bathroom during the night increases. This can be a problem for elderly parents. An alarm can help to alert you when and if your senior loved one gets out of bed.
You would think that a bed would be a pretty safe place for a senior to be, but that’s often far from the truth. Bed rails may be one way that you can make a bed safer for a senior.
Preventing bed sores is always better than treating them. But skin integrity in older adults can be very compromised due to age, medications and illnesses. So, using products to help prevent bedsores and/or treat them is very important.
Wedge pillows are often used to help with acid reflux or respiratory issues but they can certainly be used to help with keeping a senior person from rolling off the bed.
Bed alarms that can help family members who are caring for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are an excellent tool to help keep seniors safe and give their caregivers some peace of mind.
For various reasons, electric blankets are not a good choice for many seniors. Here is an alternative that will keep elderly parents warm at night without the worry of electric blanket dangers.
For a low cost way to add “bolsters” to a bed for an elderly person – consider using Jumbo size pool noodles depending on if your senior loved one is a large person or not.
For those under stress, weighted blankets are supposed to work much like touch pressure therapy. Essentially, the weight of the blankets induces bodily pressure that may trigger the production of serotonin – a feel-good chemical – and this can help the elderly relieve the symptoms of several conditions.