Installing a bed rail or pole to assist in getting in and out of bed could be the single most important modification to make in the bedroom, for it facilitates transfers as well as allows loved ones to reach lamps and switches safely. Many products do not require drilling into walls or surfaces to install these products and can often be placed throughout the home if needed!
Evenings are a typical time for falls to occur with loved ones. Bathroom visits and other late-night activities can be dangerous, and the more prepared, the less chance for falls or injuries. Using a bright night light, removing rugs by the bed, placing an alarm clock, phone, or lamp within easy reach on a nightstand can all add elements of increased safety. Additionally, using silk sheets rather than more substantial flannel or down material for more effortless mobility can allow for safe and independent nighttime activities. Replacing top sheets with a light comforter will also help reduce the number of layers and materials to deal with.