My Mother is 100 years old. Her mind is excellent, but she has severe arthritic pain. She refuses to take anything other than 2 regular tylenol during the evening. She has taken to sleeping on the sofa, with her feet on 2 pillows on the floor. Her feet and legs are swelling as she says it hurts too much to put them up higher. We have tried a lifter chair for her to sleep in, a hospital bed, and now we have a twin bed (from another room, since she got rid of her bed). She still will not sleep in the bed.
The question I have is: Is there a way to make this bed comfortable so that her joints will be cushioned and she can find some relief in the bed? She said she will try to sleep in it if she is not in severe pain, but as of now, all beds cause her to hurt so bad she is unable to sleep.
We are just exploring all alternatives to her sleeping on the sofa as we know that is not good for her legs and feet. She is at home and we have some ladies that come in and take care of her during the day and stay with her during the night. Any help would be greatly appreciated.