- May 25, 2016
My dad has als and I am now his caregiver as he no longer qualifies for the assisted living facility he was in. He has recently begun showing signs of dementia and spends all night trying to get out of bed. He is currently in the hospital due to a fall because of a fall from his bed and has to have a sitter 24 hours a day. Any idea how I can keep him in bed? Not only am I desperate to keep him out of a nursing home, the ones close by say the he requires more care than they offer. He has almost no mobility in his legs and requires a patient lift to transfer him but some how manages to get up. He actually fell out of the bed in the hospital. No one gets any sleep (including him) because I cannot get him out of the floor alone and therefore have to wake up my husband who is large enough to pick him up. We recently purchased a queen size electric bed to which we added rails so he couldn't roll off thinking if we put him to bed in the center of the bed away from the rails there would be no way he could get up but he fell the first night.