Unfortunately, nearly 30% of falls occur in the bedroom. This is due to multiple factors but it is most common for someone to fall while attempting to get out of bed or while walking to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Risk of falling can be increased if you or a loved one experiences stiff joints, muscle weakness or has limited visibility within the bathroom.
To reduce the risk of falling in the bedroom, it’s important to work with an occupational therapist to pin-point specific home modifications that would be beneficial to improving safety. Luckily there are many home modifications that are designed to reduce the risk of falls and improve one’s overall independence throughout the entire bedroom.
There are many modifications designed to improve independence levels and ensure you or a loved one can stay safe in the bedroom.
Top modifications to consider:
• Motion Sensor Lighting
• Bed Assist Railing
• Bedside Commodes