SOQUEL — When an elderly loved one transitions to a hospital bed, it’s important to know a few safety and care guidelines. Here are three to keep in mind:
- Always maintain the hospital bed at the lowest possible position level. This will minimize any injuries in the event that your loved one falls out of bed.
- If your elderly loved one is eating or drinking in bed, take steps to prevent choking. First, raise the head of the bed to a 45-degree angle. Next, roll up a towel and place it behind your loved one’s neck—this will help keep the neck straight.
- In the event that your loved one falls out of their hospital bed,