Adjustable beds don't need to be ugly
It is a major commitment to look after a loved one with physical dependencies in your home. There are only a few people who have undergone the training that a geriatric nurse has undergone. The typical person does not have the equipment necessary for safe and less burdensome daily care of the elderly.
Care-giving equipment previously seen only in elder care facilities is now available through many supply companies for reasonable prices. Now electrically adjustable and conveniently designed beds are available and are suitable for all homes.
Beds of this sort go many times further than any normal adjustable bed designed only to raise the back and knee rests for reading. These beds are specially made for those who can't get around easily and must spend most of their time in the bed. Not only can one adjust the back and upper leg rests, but they can also change height, lower leg positions and tilt functions.
When caring for someone who has little or no mobility thus making it impossible for them to move from their bed, it is necessary to help them switch positions regularly without to much strain.
When a person is on bed rest, they will usually have poor circulation that can result in swelling from fluid retention, pain, and could eventually cause blood clots if not properly cared for.
Pressure sores and ulcers can cause much suffering. If a person is not moved from one position, tissue near pressure points can start to die due to blocked blood flow. Reduced mobility can lead to other complications like contractures, constipation, or urinary tract infections. In order to avoid this, you should move a person with mobility problems every two hours.
It is very important to select the proper bed. It is such an important investment in keeping the person comfortable. Believe it or not, they are also investments in your own health, safety and comfort. If you do not have proper training, you are in real danger of a back injury or strain.
An adjustable bed lessens the risk of injury and eases heavy work If mobility is limited, consider lifting equipment that would help you transfer the person in between their bed and their wheelchair.
More and more elderly people are now being cared for at home. Because of this very reason, businesses have made useful, good-looking, and affordable equipment to help care for them. This will make care giving at home easier and extremely possible in most cases.
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