Bedroom Safety

Bedroom Safety Equipment
  • SafetyCare Floor Mat Drive Medical 7094

    SafetyCare

    SafetyCare Floor Mat One Piece Blue, 36 X 66 X 2 Inch

    2-inch-thick Safetycare floor mats help prevent injury in the event of an accidental roll-off from bed.Prevent injury to the patient in the event of accidental roll-off from the bed Made of high density, high compression polyurethane foam, encapsulated...

    $85.73
  • Protech Bed Sensor Pad Dynarex P-106375

    Protech

    Protech Bed Sensor Pad White PVC, 10 X 28 Inch

    Protech fall monitoring sensor pads are an easy way to help ensure optimal patient safety. The fall-prevention sensors run continuously and are designed to notify caregivers if patients leave their bed or wheelchair by recording any pressure changes on...

    $37.37
  • McKesson Chair Sensor Pad McKesson Brand 162-1129

    McKesson

    McKesson Chair Sensor Pad Vinyl, 10 X 15 Inch 45 Day Warranty

    McKesson fall prevention monitors help monitor your loved one's movements by providing audible and visual alerts. Simply plug the sensor pad, mat or seatbelt into the fall alarm and place under at-risk individuals. When they rise to get up, removing...

    $23.79
  • Traceable Digital Stopwatch PANTek Technologies LLC 1464911

    Traceable

    Traceable Digital Stopwatch Black

    The Traceable® Digital Stopwatch is a shock resistant and water resistant time keeper with a 24 hour digital display. It's durable design makes it ideal for use in a work environment. This stopwatch shows the time of day, AM/PM, date and day of the week...

    $41.00
  • McKesson Bed Sensor Pad McKesson Brand 162-1132

    McKesson

    McKesson Bed Sensor Pad Vinyl, 10 X 30 Inch 90 Day Warranty

    McKesson fall prevention monitors help monitor your loved one's movements by providing audible and visual alerts. Simply plug the sensor pad, mat or seatbelt into the fall alarm and place under at-risk individuals. When they rise to get up, removing...

    $36.09
  • McKesson Chair Sensor Pad McKesson Brand 162-1136

    McKesson

    McKesson Chair Sensor Pad Vinyl, 10 X 15 Inch 90 Day Warranty

    McKesson fall prevention monitors help monitor the frail and disabled's movements by providing audible and visual alerts. Simply plug the sensor pad, mat or seatbelt into the fall alarm and place under at-risk individuals. When they rise to get up,...

    $28.17
  • McKesson Fall Prevention Monitor McKesson Brand 162-1131

    McKesson

    McKesson Fall Prevention Monitor

    A magnet-positioned cord that attaches via a garment clip to an invalid's clothing: McKesson fall prevention monitors help keep you aware of the movements, of those you are taking care of, by providing audible and visual alerts.1-year warranty A...

    $33.22
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.