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Thinking about how you use your bedroom
Finding the right equipment can make life easier for you.
Attaches to a bed and offers support to a person when trying to climb in and out of bed. Some rails are not suitable for use on slatted beds therefore always check the suitability of rail.
Fit underneath a bed in order to raise the height of it. Some raisers require the castors of the bed to be removed whereas others the castors will fit into.
A smooth board that enables a person to slide from one surface to another. The surfaces need to be at equal heights.
A mobile device that can be used to enable a person to be physically lifted and moved from one position to another without the need to stand. Consider the surface that the hoist needs to be pushed on. It is recommended that a mobile hoist requires 2 carers to safely use it.
A person is lifted in a hoist using a sling. It is essential that a sling is compatible with the hoist that it is intended to be used with, is the correct size and is appropriate for the type of transfer that it will undertaking.
Helps you to sit up or lie down in bed
Detects when you get out of bed and monitors wandering
Comfortable and hygienic pillows and cushions
Bed/mattress protector cover
Covers and protectors for your bed
Continence protection for the bed
Rope ladder - positioning aid
Attaches under the legs or castors at the end of a bed and allows you to pull yourself upright into a sitting position without assistance
To help you sit comfortably in bed
Tray and overbed tables ideal for eating, drinking and other activities in bed
Includes dementia care day/night clocks and bed shaker alarm clocks
Helpful for anyone with limited vision helping to relieve eyestrain and headaches
To be used with bed rails to help prevent entrapment and reduce risk of injury from the rails
Helps people with limited strength or difficulty bending to pull on socks, stockings or tights more easily