I met Joe at a recent MS Symposium. He, like me, had the same goal to make those with multiple sclerosis lives easier. I wanted to share the product he created with you and I am hoping it allows some of you or loved ones to live more comfortably.
Keeping people at home benefits everyone and here is a new product to assist in that. Friendly Beds focuses on improved safety (for person and caregiver), independence, mobility, self-esteem and strength conditioning. Watch these videos demonstrate various bed mobility problems. In some cases the product is the only reason a person remains home at all.
Things to know about Friendly Beds:
- Injury/fall prevention- heavy duty components allowing a person to “help themselves” preventing injury to person and caregiver.
- Strength conditioning possibilities- exercise (in disguise) for overall health improvements.
- Allows couples to remain sleeping together despite mobility issues- a choice they never had before.
- Independence/self-esteem improvements- ease in self-repositioning for comfort and reduced risk of bed sores.
- Helps keep people when they prefer to be at home.
- The transfer bar option for people with little/no leg strength is unique and critical for some people to remain home at all.
Friendly Beds is something new, innovative, and unique; there is no other product with a three foot long trapeze, heavy duty pivoting assist rails, attached balance pole, over-the-mattress nightstands, a transfer bar (for people with little/no leg strength). This product allows people to sleep in their normal wide bed (with space to roll over or sleep with a bed partner) despite the issues of age/disability- a choice that never existed before.
Do you have problems getting in and out of bed? Have you found any products help you to live more comfortably? Please share in the comments below.