Bedroom Safety

Bedroom Safety Equipment
  • drive Half Length Bed Side Rail Drive Medical 15201BV

    Drive

    drive Half Length Bed Side Rail Steel, 30-1/2 Inch Length

    Half Length Bed Side Rail like the Full Length Bed Side Rail is constructed with 1 inch steel. The half length bed rail fits most beds that have a steel frame. The no-gap design helps prevent individuals in bed from lodging themselves between the side...

    $75.50
  • Double-Security Mitts Hand Control Mitt Tidi Products 2814

    Double-Security Mitts

    Double-Security Mitts - Hand Control Mitt, Breathable Mesh - One Size

    Package Count: 2. Double hook and loop closure for added security The palm of each mitt is filled with machine-washable fiber fill Connecting straps are included to limit the range of motion if necessary No finger separators Mesh back Ambidextrous...

    $38.25
  • Peek-A-Boo Hand Control Mitt Tidi Products 2811

    Peek-A-Boo

    Peek-A-Boo Hand Control Mitt White Hook and Loop Closure

    Quick-check flap enables circulation checks without mitt removal and secures firmly with hook and loop Double-padded design provides safety and comfort No finger separators Ambidextrous design fits either hand Machine washable

    $39.98
  • McKesson Alarm Sensor Seat Belt McKesson Brand 162-1139

    McKesson

    McKesson Alarm Sensor Seat Belt

    By providing audible and visual alerts, McKesson fall prevention monitors help monitor the movements of those you're taking care of. Simply plug the seatbelt into the fall alarm and place over at-risk individuals. When individual rises to get up, an...

    $31.93
  • Economy Alarm System Smart Caregiver TL-2100E

    Fabrication Enterprises

    Economy Alarm System White

    This economy exit alert functions with weight-sensing bed pad, chair pad, and floor mat or early warning, nonrestraint seat belts. Caregiver is notified by an audible and visual alert. Monitor can be placed at the bedside or wheelchair and then connected...

    $53.71
  • M-Rail Assist Bed Side Rail Drive Medical 1222P

    M-Rail

    M-Rail Assist Bed Side Rail

    Made of powder coated steel for long life and easy cleaning M shape allows for multiple hand positions to accomodate any user Safety strap wraps around mattress or box spring to ensure a secure fit Designed to provide support when getting into and out of...

    $75.95
  • Posey Wrist / Ankle Restraint Tidi Products 2510

    Posey

    Posey Wrist Ankle Restraint Blue Strap Fastening

    The Posey Ankle/Wrist Restraint has an easy-to-apply foam cuff that secures with hook and loop. Restraint secures to movable portion of the bed with a single connecting strap. The D-ring stress point prevents the cuff from tightening when the patient...

    $13.27
Bedroom Safety

The National Council of Aging states that one in four seniors who live at home experience a fall, which can be especially dangerous when out of the home's central area. In addition, falls are the leading cause of injuries among seniors, resulting in 2.8 million emergency room hospital visits annually.


Bedroom Hazards

It is easy to overlook the bedroom when ensuring that the home is a safe space, but there are several safety hazards to keep in mind.

Poor Lighting

Difficulty seeing a walkway path can lead to a higher risk of falls. Consider keeping a flashlight and lamp on the nightstand and night lights near the bedroom area.

Try to avoid rearranging the bedroom furniture so that even if the room is not well lit, you're less likely to stumble over unexpected obstacles.

Electrical Cords

Tripping over electrical cords is a risk. Keep plugs and cables out of the walkway, the closer to the wall or corners, the better. Consider arranging electronics strategically in the room, based on the safest location for cords.

Unsafe Furniture

It is essential to choose furniture that can bear weight, especially nightstands or shelves near doorways. If you were to slip and reach out to steady your balance, would the furniture fall with you or help to steady you?

Sliding Throw Rugs

Throw rugs can get caught on feet or create a slippery walkway, leading to a higher risk of falls. Secure throw rugs with non-slip backing or remove them entirely from walkways.

Bedroom Safety Checklist

When creating a safe environment for the senior in your life, write out a checklist of necessary bedroom safety equipment.

Bedside Fall Prevention Matts

A bedside fall prevention matt can be life-saving for seniors who are prone to falling out of bed. A matt can be placed on either side of the bed and absorb the impact of a fall.

Telephone

Whether the senior has a cell phone or not, make sure it or a house phone is always positioned near the bed to contact that help in an emergency.

Sensor Alarm System

There are sensors designed to alert caregivers of user movement in the bedroom. There are different sensor systems for different needs. For example, a safety alarm that can be placed underneath someone in bed or a chair, lightweight and not uncomfortable, sensor pad alarm systems alert caregivers when the user gets out of bed.

Some sensor alarm systems are made to be tamper-proof, and some are better suited for chairs rather than beds.

Flashlight

Keep a flashlight on the bedside table in case of a power outage and check it often to ensure the batteries work.