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The Risk that Bed Rails pose for Seniors
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A story published in 2013 on the Chicago Tribune about a woman who had died in retirement home after she got entrapped in her bed made me to seriously ponder ...

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How effective are bed alarms for elderly in falls prevention? No Evidence to Show their Efficacy
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Getting out of bed. It seems like an easy task. All you have to do is lower one leg on the floor followed by the other and voila, you are out of bed. For ...

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How to Deal with Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly
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Urinary incontinence is a condition where someone is not able to control their bladder and they only notice that they have a problem when they start seeing ...

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Advice: Tips that every caregiver should go through
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When you are a caregiver taking care of the elderly or the invalid, one of the most difficult and stressing thing is washing their bodies and toileting. And do ...

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Safety tips for your senior patients at the Hospice or Home
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Safety bed rails Having worked at a hospice, I have come to learn to stop taking things for granted. For example, I never thought that safety bed rails were ...

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Bed alarms for dementia patients: The best bed motion sensors for dementia patients in 2018
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If you are looking for a good bed exit alarm that will signal you when the patient turns or makes movement as though to wake up from their bed, then the ...

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How to make a diy mattress extender
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We have already discussed the importance of a mattress extender in preventing zone 7 bed entrapment. Zone 7 bed entrapment happens where there is a gap ...

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How to make DIY Bed Bumpers
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I did a post on the importance of bed bumpers especially for adult patients who: 1. Might fall in their sleep. 2.Could get entrapment and get injured or ...

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Death by Bed Entrapment: Martin’s Sad Demise
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Today’s post is something that I write with a lot of remorse and regret. It is about the death of one of my patients who died after suffocating on his home ...

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Mattress Extenders and Wedges To prevent Bed Entrapment and Cover the Gap between Short Mattress and Headboard
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You can never go wrong with the snugstop mattress wedge” which is firm and will give you a peaceful night sleep by filling up the space between your bed ...

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SkiL-Care Thru-View Vinyl Bed Rail Pad for Zone 1 Bed Entrapment Prevention and Seizure Patient Precaution
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 SkiL-Care Thru-View Vinyl Bed Rail Pad Another product that would protect you from zone 1 bed entrapment, the SkiL-Care Thru-View Vinyl Bed ...

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Posey Elastic Mesh Side Rail Protectors: Safety from Zone 1 Bed Entrapment
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Lets say that you have a patient who experiences seizures often and when they do happen, you might not be around.  If you get them, the normal metallic rails, ...