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TIPS: Can I Use Restraints At Bedtime?

TIPS: Can I Use Restraints At Bedtime?

by TEAM ALZLIVE
Administrator

Bedtime restraints are a no-no. But what if you’re worried about falls?

1. Use sparingly: It’s the topic few people will talk about publicly. But some experts advise against them: Stick to short, supervised periods of time: using a lap belt to help the person sit up in bed.

2. Find alternatives: Bedrails can make mum or dad feel trapped. Opt for a mattress that is close to the ground, with a mat alongside to cushion potential falls. Invest in an alarmed bed.

3. Identify triggers: Focus on removing what’s causing the agitation. Does your loved one need to use the bathroom? Have more frequent bathroom breaks before bed.

 

 



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