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Bed Rails May Improve Safety for Some Seniors at Home

Senior Home Safety in Flemington NJ

Have you ever had a tremendously restless night’s sleep? You might have tossed and turned and never really could get comfortable. As a younger, healthier, stronger adult than perhaps your elderly mother or father, you never thought twice about your safety. After all, when was the last time you actually rolled out of bed?

For some seniors, safety can be compromised as they get older.

Senior Home Safety in Flemington NJ

Senior Home Safety in Flemington NJ

They may have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. They might have difficulty getting into and out of the shower. The stairs could become an incredible challenge for them.

For some, they may have difficulty getting comfortable in their own bed. As a result, bed rails may actually be a great asset to not just keep them safe, but also provide them some sense of comfort.

Do you know if your aging loved one ever slipped or fell out of bed in the middle of the night?

They might have had a tough night’s sleep. They may have had a nightmare. They may be taking certain prescription medications that cause anxiety or have other side effects that make it difficult for them to lie still and fall asleep.

As a result, some people have a tendency to toss and turn a lot. For some seniors, though, they can become disoriented in certain situations. If they think they’re in the middle of the bed when they’re actually at the edge, they could turn. If they turn and begin slipping, they might not have the physical strength to regain their balance. This can cause a hard fall and potentially devastating injuries.

When it comes to safety for most seniors, there are a wide range of devices and strategies that can be employed to improve conditions at home. Installing bed rails might be one thing to consider, especially if there has ever been a previous incident in which this particular senior slipped or fell out of bed.

Even if they don’t need bed rails to keep them safe while sleeping, they can come in handy.

Pardon the pun, but bed rails really can be handy. If a person has a bit of difficulty getting out of bed due to limited strength in their legs, they can use the bed rails to hold onto as they slip out of bed.

Ultimately, though, it’s always best to consider home care support services instead of trying to get out of bed on their own. An aide can provide the physical support they need to get out of bed, get dressed, and bathe safely.

If you or an elderly loved one are considering home care to improve senior home safety in Flemington, NJ, or the surrounding areas, call the caring professionals at Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ. Call today (908) 806-2220.

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Marc Jeffries

At Comfort Keepers, our aim is to allow our clients to age with dignity and independence. We treat each of our clients with respect and dignity, as if they were a member of our own family. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of comforting care for seniors and others in need of assistance. We specialize in Alzheimer’s Care, Dementia Care, Personal Care, Live-In Care and 24-Hour Care.

Comfort Keepers of Flemington, New Jersey, has a team of eight support staff who will be your primary contacts and your advocates.

Nancy Hmieleski, R.N., C., B.S, is the Director of Nursing and supervises the Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) that work out of the Comfort Keepers Flemington office. Pat Corlett, RN, is the Case Manager.

General Manager Rebecca Tenore, Client Care Coordinators; Suzanne M. White, Kelly Balodis, Christine Lehr, along with Office Assistant, Nancy Russell, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to answer your questions. You will hear a friendly voice no matter when you call.

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