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Delivering Better Outcomes for Seniors - The Bed is too High!

A step stool is an extreme fall risk!

A step stool is an extreme fall risk!

If your Mom has to use a step stool to be able to get into bed something needs to be done because this is an extreme fall risk!

Not only can she fall off of the stool, but the height of the bed itself is also a risk that she might slide out of the bed and hit the floor with enough force to break a hip!
Bunkie Board

Bunkie Board

While you could cut off the legs of the bed to get the mattress closer to the floor, a better solution might be to replace the box spring with a Bunkie Board.

Bunkie Boards are only a couple of inches thick and can get the mattress approximately 6 inches closer to the floor. And, make it a whole lot safer for Mom or Dad to get in and out of bed! Amazon carries Bunkie Boards and the prices are reasonable, under $100.

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Frank Hayes is the Owner of Senior Helpers in greater Austin Texas and a Research Fellow with Performance Based Healthcare Solutions. He can be reached at FHayes@seniorhelpers.com . Senior Helpers’ Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/SeniorHelpersCentralTexas/