What is a bed assist?
Not sure if a bed assist can help my 81 year old mother. She’s very mobile but needs added stability and security to get in and out of bed. Is a bed assist the same as a bed cane? I’ve seen some things on the Internet, but I’m confused. Any suggestions welcome.
A Bed Assist is a grip bar that helps people who are having trouble getting in and out of bed. It has a handle that looks like a cane, a bar or a rail. It’s portable, adjustable and easy to install, and it fits on most regular and hospital beds. A bed cane is the same as a bed assist. In my opinion, they’re not very aesthetically appealing; I wish they’d make something that was a little more design driven. Until then, here are a few pics of the most common ones out there. Any one you choose will aid your mother with her balance. Be sure to read the reviews on the products beforehand, (Stander I think has the best), they can be useful and you can avoid buying something that is not sturdy or has poor quality.
A bed assist, which is also called a bed assist bar or a bed assist rail, is a device designed to provide stability for people who need assistance getting in and out of bed. It comes in the form of a cane, rail or handle and it securely attaches to either side of the bed. I think this could help your mother. Look for them on Amazon, there’s a huge selection.