Attaching sheets

Garters prevent sheets from slipping off – appropriate for persons who use electric beds

Garters holding sheet in place under mattress
Garters holding sheet in place under mattress

Description
Two garters sit on either side of an elastic band. The elastic band holds the corners of the sheet together underneath the mattress.

Users comments
The elastic bands with clips that small children use to keep mittens attached to jackets can be used instead of garters.

Made by
Ida Lindhé, occupational therapist

Purchased from
Sewing supply shop

Paid for by
User

Whose idea
Ida Lindhé, occupational therapist

This tip is from 2006

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Tipsare: Anonym 1

The person lives together with his wife and an child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1975 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day.