Others may use a bed rail thinking it will prevent an older adult from falling out of bed or keep an individual with dementia from getting out of bed and wandering. Reports of Bed Rail Injuries and Deaths: From January 2003 through September 2012,155 deaths involving bed rails were reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Especially with elderly adults, the operation of the bed rails should be performed with minimal strength. Unlike children’s cribs and bed rails, which must by law meet certain design criteria and pass safety tests, adult bed rails are relatively unregulated.
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