Is there an adult crib that will prevent my father from getting out of bed and reinjuring his broken hip?
My dad is 100 years old and has dementia. He broke his hip, and underwent hip replacement. The problem is every twenty minutes or so, he tries to walk, forgetting he has a broken hip. Is there an adult crib that will prevent him from getting out of bed?
I empathize with your situation. It's very difficult to keep someone safe who has good physical mobility but poor cognition. There are different kinds of "restraints" that can help to keep your dad safe, that are commonly used in medical settings. Keep in mind, however, that there are a lot of legal issues around using restraints and they are highly regulated due to the risk of injury to the patient. Using them can be considered elder abuse if you don't do so with a physician's order. In fact, in the
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