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Housing: Bedroom

34 tips and ideas 
The user turns in bed using a stringA string that facilitates turning in bed
Simple adaptation that facilitates turning in bed - suitable for persons with disabilities
User by closet with sliding doors and pull-out shelvesAccessible bedroom
- a solution for a person who uses a wheelchair
User lying on side in bed with wedge cushionAdapted wedge cushion for comfortable position on side in bed
- suitable for people with disabilities
Garters holding sheet in place under mattressAttaching sheets
Garters prevent sheets from slipping off – appropriate for persons who use electric beds
User transfers to bedBed with boxspring
- ordinary bed may work well for people with disabilities
Double bedBed, electric adjustable
A solution for a double bed when one member of the couple needs an electric bed
Bottom sheet with storage pocketsBedspread with storage compartment
Custom-sewn bottom sheet with storage pockets makes it possible for a person with impaired hand function to have access to all accessories to be able to manage independently in bed.
Bite guardBite guard helpful for a good night’s sleep
Bite guard can help people who have difficulty turning in bed avoid sleep apnea
Combined ceiling fan and lightCeiling fan
The ceiling fan helps when it gets too hot in the summer; appropriate for persons who have problems with temperature regulation.
Ceiling fanCeiling fan
Ceiling fan helps persons who have problems regulating body heat to sleep on hot summer nights.
Bedroom with ceiling lift and ceiling trackCeiling lift in bedroom
Ceiling lift on tracks placed on the ceiling, diagonally across the room.
User opens closet doorCloset
Closet without plinth and with lowered closet pole, suitable for wheelchair users
User by closetCloset in the bedroom
Practically designed bedroom closet – suitable for families where one member uses a wheelchair
Closet with sliding doorsCloset with sliding doors
Easily accessible closet suitable for wheelchair users
Closet with open doorCloset without plinth
Adapted closet that makes it easier for a person in a wheelchair to come close to pick out clothing and objects
User lying on his back with lumbar cushionCushion in lumbar region reduces neurogenic pain
A cushion that could help prevent neurogenic pain and spasticity in people with spinal cord injuries
Wooden board on long side of bedCustom-designed bed makes it easier to dress while in bed
A wooden board on the long side of the bed serves as a fixed point and provides support for dressing while sitting in bed.
Positioning cushionCustom-made positioning cushion
Positioning cushion filled with polyester pellets that persons with impaired balance use to be able to sit in bed.
User's bedroom with double bed - both beds at same heightDouble bed
Attractive electrically controlled double bed - suitable for persons with physical disabilities
Electric adjustable double bedDouble bed with electric adjustable bottom
Electric adjustable bed can be an advantage for people who have problems coughing
DuvetDuvet closure
Duvet can be closed with Velcro
Electric bedElectric bed
An adjustable electric bed with bed lift is appropriate for persons with a high spinal cord injury
Electric bedElectric bed
Electric bed equipped with bed lift. The bed has four adjustable sections.
Electric bed – lowest positionElectric bed
Adjustable height bed with back and foot adjustment; suitable for persons who have difficulties moving in bed
Heating pad lying on bedHeating pad with timer
Heating pad with timer warms the bed
User lying on side in bed with kinesthetic rollPositioning cushion that can support the entire body
– provides firm support and reduces shoulder pain
User lies on back with legs on psoas cushionPositioning cushions in bed
Positioning cushions to lie comfortably, improve circulation and prevent decubitus ulcers - suitable for persons with extensive disabilities
Projector clockProjector clock
Assistive device suitable for persons with extensive disabilities
Shade mounted above the bedShade against light
An assistive device to avoid being disturbed by light at night - suitable for persons who have help from personal assistants
Bottom sheet in bed for urinary incontinenceSheet for urinary incontinence
Sheet to have at home or while traveling, useful for persons with urinary incontinence.
Spacious light bedroomSpacious light bedroom
Spacious light bedroom – suitable for persons with disabilities who need to spend much of their time in bed
Spring mattress with hard edgeSpring mattress with hard edge
Specially ordered hard edge in the spring mattress facilitates transfers for wheelchair-bound persons with impaired balance.
Stand for catherization materialsStand on casters for catherization materials
Stand next to the bed allows independent self-catherization.
TV is placed on a stand on the wallTV in bedroom
Mounting the TV on the wall makes it easy to watch TV while lying in bed - suitable for persons who have to spend a lot of time in bed