Choosing the right bed rail system for your home can mean the difference between inviting an accident and avoiding one. They serve several functions when installed, but their primary function is to aid with entering and exiting the bed safely and conveniently. In addition to enabling controlled standing from and sitting on the bed, bed rails also assist users in rolling over, sitting up and generally repositioning themselves while in bed.
When installed, bed rails will have bars that span under the mattress and incorporate a safety strap to hold it securely in place. For beds with box springs the strap will wrap around the box spring where beds with bed frames the bar will be strapped to the frame. These straps provide an additional level of security and safety when the bed rail is being used.
People are different heights and mattresses are different thicknesses. For this reason, it’s important to have a bed rail that is an appropriate height for the user to grip and use as required. Most bed rails are adjustable height to adapt to different circumstances and requirements.
While bed rails are very convenient, precautions should be taken to determine if you or your loved one is the right candidate. Those with memory problems, involuntary movement, or the very weak should take care, as bed rails could lead to problems. When utilized correctly, bed rails can dramatically reduce the amount of effort needed to move around, change positions and get in and out, while providing a sense of security. While most patients are fine candidates for bed rails, it’s best to consult your doctor to see if you are one such person.
Understanding bed rails is the first step in choosing the right one for your home. For instance, Mobility Bed Rails provide assistance in getting in and out of bed thanks to a convenient swing out arm, making the process easy and comfortable. Stable Bed Rails include extendable legs that aid in stability when standing up and include a cushioned handle for added comfort and the distribution of body weight. It even comes with a 4-pocket organizer for storage of items like pens, glasses and more.
Econo Rails work a bit differently. Designed to be affordable, this bed rail also weighs less than 2 lbs, and can be folded up to carry in a suitcase, making it great for those who like to travel, and need a little assistance wherever they may stay. Other products like our EZee Life “M” Bed Rail can attach easily to bed widths over 37”, and feature security straps for more safety and stability, along with dual storage pockets that minimize entrapment. This kind of model is well suited for those with a particular style of bed, or for use with multiple beds in different locations.
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