My mom is in NH in NY state. She is in a wheelchair, dementia and almost 100% blind due to shingles, and subject to falls from rolling out of bed. We have put these (authorized) precautions into place: Wider bed, fall mats on both sides, lowered bed to the floor, moved furniture away from bed that she may hit, padded the corners of A/C unit, 15 minute bed checks. When I am here and putting her down for a nap, I pack pillows around her and place her big call disc near her bum so she may roll onto it if she wakes up and is on the move, she may accidentally activate it. She is blind and can’t see it, and with the dementia doesn't use it in the normal way. These 2 last procedures are considered “restraints” in NY so are unauthorized, so the aids do this on the down-low and I can’t get them documented into her care plan. This is more than frustrating to me and the nurses. They’ve asked me to consider moving her room across from the nurses station where they think they will be able to spot or hear her and intervene. I hesitate to take this step as she’s been in the same room since moving here 2 years ago, it’s bright and pleasant and her roommate watches out for her and calls for the aids if Mom has a problem. Not her responsibility but she’s a lovely caring person who I try to help as much as possible too. The potential new room is depressing and roommate sleeps 99% of time and is noncommunicative. I want what's best for Mom, but I’m not sure what to do. I don’t want this to be about me, but I sure don’t want to be any more depressed when I’m here than I already am! Before I take this step does anyone have more ideas on bed fall prevention that we could try? They won’t move her unless I agree, and it’s the only thing left in their bag of tricks, although they are not familiar with dealing with blind residents, she's the only one here!