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Safety Bed Rails for Adults

bed safety rails and bed side rails

Bed rails or Hospital Side Rails serve a variety of functions: they can prevent bedridden patients and/or hospice patients from rolling or falling out of bed, and they can also provide support when you have difficulty getting into and out of bed or adjusting your position once in bed. When sleeping alone, double bed rails—one for each side of the bed—may be better than a rail on a single side. For maximum adaptability, consider adjustable bed rails that can be shortened or lengthened as needed and/or lowered by a caregiver. Read more

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Adjustable Bed Rails

Bed rails for adults that are adjustable in length and/or height.

Bed Assist Rails

Smaller bed rails for seniors primarily designed for support while getting in an...

Bed Rail Pads & Accessories

Pads and Accessories for adult bed rails, roll prevention bolster pads, rail gap...

Hospital Bed Rails

Hospital bed rails for elderly typically bolt on the bed frame or attach to the ...

Portable or Travel Bed Rails

Great for travel, these rails are lightweight, and easy to remove, fold up & re-...

Choosing The Best Bed Rails For Elderly

Our Parentgiving Customer Care team takes any potential bed-rail buyer on a series of questions to determine what kind of bed rail is appropriate:
  • What kind of bed will the rail be used on? Is there a box spring and mattress? Is it an adjustable bed? Is it a hospital bed?
  • What size is the bed?
  • Do they want the rail to be one sided or two?
  • Will the rail be used as an assist to help them get in and out of bed or is it to keep them in bed during the night? (or both?)
  • Is there a caregiver to raise and lower the rail, or will the patient need to do that themselves?
  • Before purchasing a bedrail for use in a facility, it is important to contact the facility and determine what can and cannot be installed.
  • If a loved one suffers from dementia and is quite active, will they be confused and try to climb over the rails? Rather than protecting the patient, this could actually harm them more.
Many of our rails will fit beds from Twin to King. Be sure to read the descriptions for all pertinent dimensions and information. There are a few bed types where rails cannot be installed. Most rails have either a board attached which goes under the mattress, or straps which must have unobstructed access to the other side of the bed. Some bed systems that physically cannot accept rails are:
  • Sleep Number beds (there are many different models — call us if you are not sure)
  • Platform beds, including Tempurpedic
  • Waterbeds
  • Beds whose box springs have been removed to make the overall height lower
Adjustable beds are no problem! Our best-selling EZ Adjust Bed Rail is extremely versatile, affordable and a cinch to install on adjustable or standard beds. Please take a look at the video to see how well it works and don't miss the rave reviews! Once you have answered the above questions you can start looking in the correct category for the best rail for your situation. If all of this is a little overwhelming, call us! We are very familiar with all different types of beds and rails and will be able to make suggestions for you. Keeping your loved one safe is very important to us, as well!
  • Can the rail be raised and lowered by the person in the bed?

    Many rails cannot be operated by the person in the bed. They are meant to be operated by a care giver. Be sure to read the product descriptions carefully to confirm this information.

  • What is the difference between a safety bed rail and an assist rail?

    A safety bed rail prevents you from rolling or falling out of bed. An assist rail is a shorter length handle that provides balance and stability getting in and out of bed.

  • Do I have to get rails for both sides of the bed?

    We have both single side and double side rails, depending on your needs.

  • Which rail can be used in a Sleep Number bed?

    As suggested by Sleep Number, they do not recommend rails be used on their beds. They can cause damage to the mattress.

  • Are bed rails dangerous for the elderly?

    People at higher risk of entrapment, falls or injury from portable bed rails include those with conditions such as confusion, restlessness, lack of muscle control, or a combination.

  • What kind of bed will the rails work in?

    If you have an adjustable bed, such as a Craftmatic bed, you will need to select a rail from our “Bed Rails for Adjustable Beds” sub category. For non- adjustable beds, most rails will work, provided there is a mattress and box spring. Please read the individual product descriptions of the rail you are considering for other requirements, such as bed height, where needed. Most of the bed rails are not compatible for use on a platform bed due to the way they install and the clearance needed to raise and lower them. We also have a sub category for “Hospital Bed Rails” for use on a hospital bed.

  • What rails can be installed at the foot of the bed?

    None of the rails we offer are designed to be installed at the foot of a bed.

  • Which rails can be used in an assisted living or nursing facility?

    Before purchasing any rail for use in an assisted living or nursing facility, please confirm directly with the facility if it is allowed. Regulations may vary by state and facility regarding use of what is considered a restraint.