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.
About the author