Bedroom Grab Bars

Mobility is often a concern for elderly people. Being able to safely and easily get around the home can often be difficult. This is certainly the case when it comes to getting in and out of the bed and moving around the bedroom. To assist with individuals who have mobility problems, the installation and use of the bed rails and bedroom grab bars can be of great benefit.

Bedroom Support Poles

To help facilitate with slowly and carefully getting in and out of the bed, floor to ceiling grab bars are easy to install and give the user a great sense of stability and independence. These bedroom support bars can be permanently mounted or can be temporary and movable as well. The permanent poles need to be securely installed into the structure of the ceiling. Poles that are not permanently installed will normally have a large suction cup or base to the pole and a bar at the top that securely spans between ceiling joists. Bedroom grab poles stay securely and tightly in place with little to no damage to the house. They generally cost around $150 to 200 or more.

Bed Assist Bars

When it comes to getting up in bed, bed assist bars are very helpful. These easily attach to the base of the bed or the footboard and are relatively inexpensive. Most of these bars will have several sections or tiers that allow the user to easily pull up so he can easily sit up without assistance. For example, there are bed grab bars that look like a ladder and can be used to help pull yourself up in bed. They are attached onto the bed frame or to the end of the bed.

Recommended Bed Grab Bars

Here are a few recommended bed assistance grab bars that you should consider buying.

  • Floor to Ceiling Grab Bars – Place this next to the bed and use it to stabilize yourself when standing up from bed.
  • Portable Bed Side Bars – These easy to remove and install bed side bars give the user support when getting in or out of bed.
  • Double Sided Bed Rails – These bed rails are dual purpose, providing support when exiting the bed and security from falling out of bed when sleeping.
  • Bed Rope Ladders – Use these handicap bed straps ladder to pull yourself up to a sitting position.

For an individual that needs security in bed so he does not fall or roll out, safety bed rails are ideal. These will generally be attached to the bed frame or slipped under the mattress. Most are able to be adjusted to various heights depending on the needs of the individual. Double sided bed rails can act as guard rails for individuals who roll out of bed during night sleep. Prices vary on the rails, but most cost around $100 or more.

With the installation of one or several of these products, quality of life can be improved, safety can be increased and peace of mind can be had by the user as well as loved ones.