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Up/down beds for disabled bods

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NfkDumpling Fri 17-Aug-12 19:03:05

My mother has very limited walking ability, and recently this has been made worse by a blood clot ( knee to thigh ). The offending leg is huge - and very heavy and she can't lift it into bed. NHS have given her a handle to haul herself in and she has a strap. But the leg is too heavy.

I understand there are beds which lower to get in and the raise to help getting up.

Has anyone any experience of them? What sort? And where to get them? I thought I'd try the Red Cross next week but no real idea where to start.

NfkDumpling Fri 17-Aug-12 19:11:07

Ignore this - I thought I'd got back to the right place. Have now re-posted under Health!

Mind you - Mother seems to think I am being unreasonable not volunteering to drive over every night to help her into bed. It's only half an hour or so's drive - and of course while I'm there..... !
Bad daughter!