This client was not happy to use his bed because he could not quickly or easily find the bedside light switch if he needed it during the night and preferred to sleep in a recliner chair.
Getting in/out of bed
An 81 y-o woman had a Total Hip Replacement (THR). Since she already had home improvements in place (hand rails on stairs and doors, saddle boards removed, radio button alarm, 24/7 carer) she was released from hospital after four days – the only thing she needed and was given was a Rollator (wheeled walking frame, Zimmer frame). She found that the duvet on her bed restricted her movement, and a duvet support was requested for the period of her recovery. A length of 1/8 inch fencing wire was bent to shape and a brass ferrule with two grub screws was made in order to secure the ends of the wire.
Mr G lives in 24 hour supported living. He needed padding on his bed-leaver for safety in case he had a fit and thrashed about at night; the padding needed to be easily removable by his carers for when he needed to use the lever for getting in and out of bed.
Standard bed rails will not fit a profiling bed without interfering with the mechanism. A standard rail was adapted to allow it to be clamped directly to the mattress support frame while maintaining the bed’s functions..
The client is an 18 year old who has cerebral palsy. He was sharing a room with his brother, sleeping in the bottom bunk with his brother sleeping on the top bunk. The client is now using a profiling bed but with the existing bunk bed still required for his brother the client cannot move around the room in his wheelchair. The request was to modify the existing bunk bed so that the profiling bed could fit under the top bunk.
A client with Down’s Syndrome has folding three-quarter length safety rails on the side of his bed. He is unable to lower the rails himself when he wishes to get out of bed, so Remap provided new folding rails approximately half the length of the bed allowing him to exit the bed more safely.
The client needed a raised platform on her Mini Lift to facilitate transfers several times a day.
The client with motor neuron disease has inadequate strength in his hands to operate his mattress elevator to allow him to get out of bed unaided, or to summon assistance. Foot operated switches were attached to the side of his bed.
A child struggled to climb the steep steps into his cabin bed. The steps were made deeper to allow him to get into bed unaided.
The client, who was bed-bound for certain periods of the day, required access to a multiplicity of items that he was unable to reach from his existing bedside cabinet
The client, an elderly lady, was having extreme difficulty getting in and out of bed. Conventional “side” bed levers could not be fitted because it was a lifting bed and there was no standard equipment to help her pull herself up when she got out of bed. A standard side bed lever was modified so […]
This client has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. He has to use bed rail handles to transfer himself from his wheelchair to his bed but once sitting on the bed had difficulty in lifting his legs over the bed rail handle. The end of the bed rail was removed and modified to be located […]
This young girl has poor mobility and tends to fall out of bed. She also needed something to steady her to help her get off the bed into a wheelchair. Steel rails were fitted and the bed suitably reinforced to give high lateral stiffness. A Velcro-secured cover was made for the outer rail to meet […]
The client required a bed lever to get in and out of bed. Unfortunately she had a lifting type of bed and the standard bed lever that fits under the mattress is unsuitable, as it will move whenever the bed is raised. A second bed lever was purchased and, by cutting and brazing, one bed […]
The gentleman has multiple sclerosis and is having difficulty in transferring from a wheelchair to the profiling bed. He wished to do this unaided. The bed needed to be raised so commercial casters were fitted which raised the bed by 75mm. A grab rail was made from steel tubing, this slotted into a tube bolted […]
To facilitate personal care, the client needs to maintain a sitting position. As her bed has cot sides, standard bed sticks were not suitable. A tubular bed stick was constructed which attaches to the metal bed frame by means of a bolted “U” bracket and welded stub pipe. The bracket can be positioned anywhere along […]