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Posted by Lory on September 16, 2000 at 07:36:35:

In Reply to: Re: Bedding information needed from PDers posted by Googy on September 14, 2000 at 17:54:37:

: : My Mom has PD for 4 years, and now she is having trouble with getting in and out of bed and also turning in bed. Her meds have been adjusted but she continues to have these problems. I wonder if other PDers out there can recommend what type of beds they use and what type assisting devices you use to help you get in and out of bed. Also what type of linens do you use that make it easy for you to turn in bed.
: : The other thing my Mom complains about is that her comforter is too heavy, even though I have got her the lightest weight down comforter I can find! Any suggestions? A blanket alone is too light and she gets cold easily. Thanks for any recommendations.

: A light quilted bedspread is much better.Also I use baby guards un der the mattress.I put them there first so he would not fall out of bed,but he uses them to get out of bed. I worked with him when he came out of the hospital, how to get out of bed.Push up with one hand scoot the bottom over drop the legs over the side.You have to work this over every day with her.Bill is very disabled,but hasnt forgotten .I also have the blt but it is a therapy belt for lifting.

: Good luck,

: Googy
Several of the people at our PD Support group use a floor to ceiling pole that you can buy at Med supply store reasonably. Put the pole "permanently" at a covenient place next to the bed. Then pull up using your arms, one over the other, like you're climbing the pole. They say they wouldn't be without it. Lory

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