Though most people may not want to admit it, bed rails are a common part of elderly life, and often, a necessary one. Whether you have suffered an injury due to a fall or have bodily aches and ailing bones, bed rails can dramatically increase the ease of getting in and out of bed, making life much easier.
Not only do they add ease to daily living, but help prevent accidents due to falling or even rolling out of bed when sleeping. Below is a list of some of the top bed rails out on the market today, each slightly different from the next. When viewing each one, keep in mind that unless your bed is pushed up against a wall on one side, it’s best to purchase two bed rails, one for each side, for maximum effectiveness and security.
Made by Mobility Transfer, this unique white bed rail takes bed rails to a new level by being completely reversible, great for those who wish to change things up a bit. Due to its ability to change, you’ve essentially have two bed rails in one. The top of the rail slants to one side at a gradual angle so that it is easy to hold on to, also you can choose the height that works best for you when getting in and out of bed. It is made to fit any size bed and there are no tools needed for assembly.
This standard hand bed rail is loved by many as it is both easy to use and transport. When putting onto a bed, users will find a handy securing strap that attaches the rail to the bed frame itself, helping to keep it in place. It is also adjustable in height ranging from 17 inches to 21 inches, great for those who would like varying heights. It also has a 20 inch wide hand grip that is non-slip. If you’re traveling and want to take it with you, you’ll find that you can with ease as it fits in most large size suitcases which makes it easy to transport. This rail has a weight limit of 300 pounds.
A Platinum Health product, the LumaRail is a bed rail with a few added features, giving you more bang for your buck. The rail itself is made to fit all bed sizes, even those low to the ground as it is floor and mattress supported and adjustable. It also has some handy extras including an anchor strap (which helps hold the bed rail in place) and a LED motion sensor nightlight. If you don’t wish to use the nightlight every night, or at all, you can simply turn it off with a switch. It is easy to clean and can be assembled without the help of tools.
This bed rail, though small in size, is a great rail for those who aren’t ready for a full setup just yet. It’s also great for travel as it is light weight, easy to fold up and can easily fix into suitcases and even some carryons. The Stander bed rail fits neatly in between your mattress and box spring and secures with a safety strap. The support handle is both non-slip and cushioned with a 4 pocket organizer pouch, great for storage of notebooks, keys and other small items. This rail will work on both home and hospital beds.
Most bed rails include either a straight or angled line that you grab onto for assistance getting up and down, but not this one. Adding a little twist, the Stander BedCane is actually formed into a cane shape, which is easier for some to grab. Made to work with both home and hospital beds, this bed ‘cane’ fits neatly in between the mattress and box spring, and also folds down easily into a smaller shape that can then be transported. The height of the cane can be adjusted from 19 inches tall to 22 inches tall and has a weight capacity of 350 pounds. You’ll also find that it comes with a 4 pocket organizer that can be attached or detached.
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