Adult bed rails can be used for different purposes depending on the need. The most common use is to keep people from falling while sleeping. Safety bed rails for elderly people are typically available in different models and styles to accommodate specific situations.
Installing bed rails is fairly simple; selecting one to suit your specific needs can be difficult. You will first need to assess your needs. Bed rails for elderly people can:
Once you have assessed your situation you will need to decide which type of rail will be suitable for you.
Half length bed rails or full length- These are commonly used on both sides for people who are at risk of falling. Padding can be added as a bumper so that the skin does not go directly against the rail. It also protects from getting trapped between rail openings.
Portable- This is compact and is designed to provide support as needed even if you are traveling. It is easy to carry around, take it with you wherever you go (picture on the right)
Support Rails- These are designed mostly to provide support to maneuver around the bed and to get in or out. They are not designed for people who need full protection.
Adjustable- Some of these models can be adjusted to accommodate queen or king size. Adjustments may be also be in length or in height (see top right of this page).
Portable Bed Support
Pivoting rail - There are models that can pivot down and out of the way at your convenience; place them on one side or both sides of the bed (see picture at top left of this page)
These are just the basic types to give you an idea of what is generally available. There are variations within these types as well as additional models.
When making your selection remember to check the weight capacity to make sure the model you are interested in is suitable for your weight.
Take a look around our website to see which of the adult bed rails will suit your needs.
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