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Old 01-23-2007, 02:53 AM   #1
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Question Special hospital bed?

My Mom who suffers from Alz, probably at stage 6, lives with my Dad. There is always an aide taking care of them night/day. I was advised to order a hospital bed on days that she may need to be fed in bed and also the rails would help her stay in bed. This may sound kind of cruel but are there any beds that are designed like a crib to keep her safely in? She already fell once and needed stitches. There is a good chance that regular rails on a hospital bed will not keep Mom from trying to get out of bed on her own.
Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Old 01-23-2007, 04:23 AM   #2
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Re: Special hospital bed?

You can get 'bumpers' that go over the hospital bed rails which helps diminish legs through rails etc .. sometimes it's enough that they don't see an exit so don't try ..

of course, some wiggle down to the bottom of the bed and get out that way.

You will be hard pressed to find anything crib like for a grown up. There are hard and fast rules about restraints now-a-days and that one just isn't worth going near! LOL

I think the bumpers might be your best option.


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