If you or a loved one has a hard time sitting up or getting out of bed you know that it can be a big blow to a person’s independence.
Needing help to sit up or stand when getting out of bed can happen for many different reasons. Some people might be suffering from an injury. Other people might be recovering from a surgery, which is what happened to me. Still, other people might be getting a little older and aren’t as strong and steady as they used to be.
Perhaps even more worrisome than struggling to sit up or stand when getting out of bed, is worrying about yourself or a loved one being injured falling out of bed. The risks associated with falling out of bed can often be even greater for seniors – especially if they are living alone.
Luckily, you can add a bed rail to your bed at home to help give your bed some of the functionality of a hospital bed so you can regain or keep your independence and stay safe.
Stander EZ Adjust Bed Rail
Full-featured adjustable bed rail. Our highest-rated model, which can extend to the longest length out of the models listed here.
Able Life Bedside Extend-A-Rail
Value-priced extendable rail. Extends to 2nd longest length of models we reviewed.
Freedom Grip Plus Bed Rail
A great option for people only needing a bedside handrail. The handle has 4 adjustable height options.
MEDPRO Adjustable Contoured Bed Rail
With 2 adjustable height options and a unique M-shaped handle this is another popular bedside handrail option.
Medline Bed Assist Bar
Value-priced option for people only looking for a handrail. It comes with a convenient storage pouch and a curved soft-grip handle.