This is probably a very silly question, but can you get incontinence supplies on prescription? It's suddenly occured to me that when Meg comes home, she's probably going to need to wear a pad, I'll need covers for chairs, etc. Likely to cost a fair bit if we have to pay for the stuff! Also, I'm awaiting a discussion with a Social Worker about home support, would this cover things like incontinence advice or should I just contact my District Nurses direct? I'm hoping it's the later, as our District Nurses are lovely! Meg currently sleeps in a "normal" bed, but she tends to lean to her right and fell out a couple of times, (this was when she was well). It's made more awkward by the fact that she will only sleep sitting up, for no medical reason, just preference. This makes her more likely to fall out. I rigged up a sort of frame at the side of the bed to stop this happening. She also needs a step-thingie to help her get into to it, as it's at normal height. Before she became ill, she seemed to be having problems with this step, her foot was slipping on it as she tried to boost herself up onto the be. I think this was because an inflated mattress topper had been added, to help prevent pressure sores. Anyway, the local site for loan equipment shows that electric beds are available. Again, does anyone know if the subject of beds should be appproached via the Social Worker or via the Distict Nurses. I fear this might be a bit of a rambling post - insomnia is rampant at the moment and I'm sleep-deprived.