The invention is a two-piece device that enables a bedridden patient to adjust their position in a bed without the assistance of another person.
Bed-ridden patients who are in nursing homes, hospitals or at home, must rely on the help of nurses or care providers for almost all of their everyday needs. This is especially distressing for those who, that up to the point of their bed confinement, have led full and normal lives. Perhaps no where is this reliance more evident than when simply trying to position or reposition one self upon a bed. While in a normal situation, a bed occupant can get up, lay back down, crawl or roll over, etc., a bed-ridden patient must rely on the help of others to reposition themselves. Additionally, the repositioning effort is a physical one requiring raw strength. This effort is not always easy for a care provider or nurse, especially when dealing with full-sized adult patients. Accordingly, there exists a need for a means by which bed-ridden patients can easily reposition themselves in a bed without the help or assistance of others.
Recently bedridden patient, inventor Linda Proctor and her husband co-inventor Vern Proctor from Airdrie, Alberta developed the Device for Positioning A User Thereon A Bed- a clear innovation which allows a bedridden patient to reposition ones self without the assistance from others.
This invention is a two-piece device which adjusts to the patients height. Allowing the patient to adjust themselves without help gives them more comfort and independence. Additionally, the invention adjusts from beds with footboards and folds for easy storage. The use of the Device for Positioning a User Thereon a Bed allows patients who are bedridden the ability to reposition themselves in a bed with minimal or no help from others in a manner which is quick, easy, and gives the patient their independence.