My 97 year old mother had a stroke and had to move to a nursing home about 7 months ago. Because of left neglect, she falls out of bed, falls out of her wheelchair, falls when trying to transfer, etc.
She has many painful injuries that are causing many more issues for her.
She has asked for a railing all around her bed since, she has fallen out of the head of her bed in confusion in the middle of the night.
She has asked for a wheelchair that’s called a Geri Chair with a back-slanting seat so that she won’t fall out if she leans forward.
She has asked for a seatbelt to prevent falls from her armchair.
But all of these safety measures are forbidden since they are “restraints.”
I understand the regulations regarding restraints, but I’m astonished that my mother’s extensive injuries from all of her falls will be continuing, and absolutely nothing can be done.
Does she need to just accept this?