Safety In Bed: Devices to Help You Get In, Stay In, and Get Out of Bed

by Bruce Montgomery Ph.D. February 27, 2017

Safety In Bed: Devices to Help You Get In, Stay In, and Get Out of Bed


If you or a loved one have concerns regarding bed safety, read more to discover a few options that may help reduce safety risks.

NOTE: For any medical issue or concern, we recommend that you first consult with a physician or other health care specialist. Our recommendations are intended to help prevent falling and to assist with moving in and out of bed. These recommendations are to assist you but will not take care of the underlying problems at the root cause of your physical discomfort or disorder.

Falling Out of Bed

If you or a loved one sleepwalks or falls out of bed due to a sleep disorder or any other reason, consider buying a safety rail. Falling from a bed that is 18 inches or more off the floor can result in head, neck and back injuries or worse.

Adding a support rail to a bed gives caregivers peace of mind because it helps keep loved ones safe. Our bed rails will also help you or a loved get in and out of bed.

Stander 30" Safety Bed Rail works well as a side rail for preventing falls, and as a support bar for getting in and out of bed. The rail folds down and out of the way when it isn't in use.

Stander Bed Rail Traveler is a smaller (17-inch wide) bed rail that you can use at or away from home. To use, simply unfold the Traveler and slide it between the box spring and the mattress. A safety strap is included for extra security.


Getting In and Out of bed

If you or a loved one recently suffered an injury or have a chronic physical condition that limits mobility, consider a security pole or “bedcane.”

The Stander Security Pole makes it easy to stand from a couch, bed, or toilet. It is tension mounted, so you can place it anywhere in the home without any screws or bolts. And like all our products, it blends in with look of your home to increase your independence without intruding on the comforting feeling of your home.

The Stander BedCane is allows users to transfer in and out of bed safely and smoothly. The ergonomic no-slip handle provides a low profile comfortable grip and is adjustable for maximum comfort.


Pulling Yourself Up

If you or a loved one need an extra “oomph” when rising from a prone position in bed, consider a “BedCaddie.”

The Stander BedCaddie is an ideal aid to people who have any condition that makes sitting up in bed difficult. With a three-tiered ladder system, the user can rise incrementally until a person is in an upright seated position. People in rehab, after surgery, pregnancy, back problems, and individuals with limited range of motion will love the BedCaddie for improved in-bed mobility.



Get Your 7-8 Hours of Safe, Comfortable Sleep

Safe and restful sleep for 7-8 hours per night is an important factor in healthy and independent living. Difficulty with getting in and out of bed, sitting up in bed or falling out of bed can reduce the amount of time that you sleep and the comfort and security of you and your loved ones. Being in control of your safety in bed is a dream to sweet to pass.

Bruce Montgomery Ph.D.
Bruce Montgomery Ph.D.


Dr. Bruce Montgomery is a licensed building contractor in Michigan and Florida. He is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist as designated by the National Association of Home Builders. He has also achieved an Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California. He has a wide ranging educational background, including a Master of Science degree in Entomology, with a Master of Science degree in Forestry and a Ph.D. in educational administration.