In this guide we provide a summary of the most useful products to help older people in the bedroom together with checklists to help you assess a bedroom’s comfort and suitability.
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In this guide
The bedroom is a personal space, so it’s helpful for your relative’s bedroom to feel inviting and safe. This might involve lighting, heating, storage and equipment such as a fall detector.
To help older people get in and out of bed safely we give advice about what's out there, such as bed levers, bed blocks and bed raisers.
These tasks can become challenging for older people, but positioning of clothes, and products such as grabber sticks and dressing sticks can help.
Frank’s mother Frances is 92 and lives in her own house. She recently fell following a stroke and broke her hip, so Frank knew he had to move her bedroom downstairs.
Read Frank O.'s story