The Bed Side Wedge – One Side is suitable for patients who need a reminder not to roll out of bed and can be fitted to most Double and Queen size beds, on either side of the bed.
This product is good for wandering dementia patients or people suffering a proprioceptive* condition. (*Relating to the nerve elements giving information about the movement or position of parts of the body.)
The Bed Side Wedge should be positioned to help protect the patient from rolling off the edge of the mattress. A second Wedge can be placed further down the bed to help prevent the patient’s legs or feet moving over the edge of the bed. If necessary, a third Wedge can also be used to cover more length of the bed.
Place the normal bottom bed sheet on the bed. Lay the Bed Side Wedge across the bed, so that it will be next to the patient’s chest. Fasten the Hook & Loop Tape on the Batten to the suitable Side Loop on the Wedge side. Slide the Hook & Loop Tape Batten under the mattress and attach to the Side Loops on the opposite side of the bed, pull tight and fasten. After fitting the Wedge, the bed is made as normal with the top sheet and blankets placed over the patient and Wedge.
This Wedge may be an alternative to:
- Using bed rails
- Using a Bed Side Helper (coming soon)
- Using Bed Side Bumpers
- Using a Zip-A-Bed
- Using a Soft Belt
Also available: Bed Side Wedges – Four Wedges, to be used with two on each side of a single size bed.