WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
The Bed Side Helper is used to help people getting in and out of bed. It reminds the patient where the edge of the mattress is and prevents them from rolling out of bed. It can be used on almost any size of bed that has a separate mattress and base section. You can make the bed as normal, leaving the Helper in place, or remove it during the day.
You can use multiple Bed Side Helpers next to each other, or on opposite sides of the bed. For some people, this product may be an alternative to using bed rails or belt type restraints.
The Bed Side Helper’s frame is made from a strong poly-carbonate plastic that is easy to wipe clean, and there are two Cover options:
The accessories for the Bed Side Helper are:
|Security Strap with Loop
|Provides extra support if someone is moving a lot in bed and hitting the Bed Side Helper with their arms or legs. The Security Strap is attached to the Helper and the Loop is lassoed to the frame on the opposite side of the bed.
|Security Strap with Disc
|Provides extra support on ensemble beds which do not have bed frame rails. The plastic Disc attachment is placed upright between the mattress and the base to act as an anchor.
|When the Bed Side Helper is used with a soft ensemble style base with a mattress on top, it may press into the base when the Patient is pushing down on the Helper. To prevent this, the Floor Extension is fastened to the Bed Side Helper with the bottom of the Extension resting on the floor.
|Alerts Carers that the Patient is leaning against the Helper, or if they are hitting it during a seizure. It can be used with a Touch Alarm Box or a Nurse Call Paging System. The Alarm Pad can also be used by a Patient to alert a Carer that they need assistance if they are not able to operate a Nurse Call Button.
WHO IS THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR?
The Bed Side Helper is suitable for people who need to hold onto something for support when getting in and out of bed. It may help people suffering a proprioceptive condition. For some people, it may offer enough of a remined where the edge of the mattress is, and may help prevent people falling or rolling out of bed.
BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
The Bed Side Helper is quick to place securely under a mattress, and has two height settings. A health care professional can help determine the most suitable position and height. They may place the Helper near the shoulder, elbow, or leg. More than one Bed Side Helper can be used, for instance one near the shoulders and another near the legs, with a gap in the middle for getting in and out of bed.
Using a Bed Side Helper on each side of the bed: You can attached two Bed Side Helpers so that you have one on each side of the bed. To do this, you will need to purchase two Security Straps (sold separately).
Using on low beds: The Bed Side Helper extends 4.3″ lower than the base of the mattress.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT MADE FROM?
Plastic, velour, mesh material, webbing, non-latex rubber.
The is product is not a restraint. It is an aid to daily living, designed not to entrap patients. Consult your medical Therapist before using to ensure this product is suitable for the Patient. Pelican cannot accept responsibility if a patient is harmed when using the Bed Side Helper.
This product comes flat-packed and requires assembly. View the assembly guide here.