When it comes down to bed room safety, and specifically fall prevention, your goal should be to make certain your home is as safe an environment that it can possibly be. Safety measures can be taken that do not always have to cost you an arm and a leg. Responsible planning can help prevent a fall from occurring your home. For those that have fallen in the past preparing your home with safety in mind may very well a fall in the future.
Steps for fall prevention safety begin with first making certain a pathway is clear from your bed to the bathroom area. This is an area that will need to be visited frequently, not to mention at night. Many elderly individuals fall at night over obstacles or obstructions in their way. Check to make sure that the area is completely clear including any cords that could cause tripping.
When it comes to bed side safety you could seriously benefit from a Superpole or one of the many Superpole systems available. A Supepole at bed side can greatly improve transfers in that area. The Superpole can be bought in a rail form for added mobility at bed side if you need it. The Superpole can help you get into a whole chair or toilet that is installed at bed side. If you are someone who has difficulty making transfers near or from your bed side then this product is ideal for your situation. What it consists of is a vertical pole that is attached to the ceiling with a jackscrew expansion. This means you will not cause damage to your ceiling when you install it. When installing the system you will be able to follow the easy to understand instructions. If you are not physically up to installing a Superpole System on your own then look in your yellow pages for a qualified handyman. You may also know a friend who can handle the job or give assistance.
When it comes to safety in the bathroom and tub you should carefully consider your options. Many of the falls that occur in America and all around the world happen in the bathroom. Grab bars can be installed near the toilet in the bathroom or in the bath tub itself to allow users to grab onto something solid when needed. There is also the option of going with a stainless steel constructed Superpole installed directly in the tub. This Superpole was designed not to rust in the shower and will allow users to hold on to it as they bath. This is specially important for those with balancing issues. Even if your elderly loved on cannot shower on their own they can use the pole to balance as your or a caretaker baths them. This will ease the mind of the caretaker with this added safety measure.
There is an adjustable bar that can be added to the original Superpole that can be adjusted to different angels for those that feel move comfortable holding onto a rail rather then a pole.