Has anyone else encountered the same problem as us with my mum?
Mum is starting to have falls in and around the bed. It appears that mostly it is that mum gets up during the night or early morning, potters around in her bed and then when she gets back into bed doesn't orientate herself properly (lying right on the edge of the bed) and then rolls over and out of the bed. We have had a couple of these experiences in the past but they are now getting more regular. Today the carer found mum sat on the floor next to her bed. An ambulance was called to help get her up as she cannot get up by herself(mostly co-ordination issues & unable to understand instructions). My mum is 61 and lives at home with my 2 brothers who have stayed to look after her alongside working full time. They are putting her back to bed numerous times a night but she just keeps getting back up. It hadn't previously been too much of a problem but now she keeps rolling off the bed or going to sit on the bed and missing and then struggles to get back up.
I am waiting for a call back from the OT dealing with mum but I know previously they will not use cot sides as the injuries which could occur climbing over a cot side are greater than just rolling off the bed. (although I don't think mum would try and climb out)
Anyone else been down this road with their loved ones?