This equipment enables your bed height to be raised which may assist you when getting on and off the bed.
Several models are available - some consist of frames which fit under the divan, others attach to the individual bed legs.
A major difficulty encountered by some people when getting out of bed is standing up. Raising the height of the bed sometimes helps. It is possible to buy an extra high bed, or some beds have adjustable telescopic legs which enable the bed to be set at a specific height. Placing one mattress on top of another to make the bed higher is not advisable as it makes a less stable surface.
We recommend you arrange an assessment with an occupational therapist to discuss your difficulty getting on/off your bed. It is important that you have an individual assessment as there are many factors that may affect what is appropriate for you. For example, different beds require different models of bed raiser and the height which is appropriate depends on the individual.
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