Anthea had been finding it increasingly difficult to get on and off of her bed, particularly lifting her legs onto bed.
She had occasionally been sleeping on her settee due to this difficulty and this has meant that she
had been sleeping poorly and then struggling to complete and concentrate on tasks during the day.
Her husband had tried to assist her to lift her legs into bed but his back had started to ache.
He had been considering whether he needed to arrange carer assistance in the evening to assist his wife with bed transfers.
Anthea completed the AskSARA section on 'Your bed' and it suggested: Read Anthea's AskSARA report
Anthea followed AskSARAs advice to have an Occupational therapy assessment via her local social services. The therapist assessed her in her home and recommended:
1. Bed raisers, to ensure that the bed was at an appropriate height for sitting onto and standing up from.
2. A manual leg lifter for Anthea to raise her legs to the height of the mattress.
Anthea can now get in and out of her bed with relative ease and hasn't slept on her settee for months.