Father in SNF on PEG tube and incontinent. The only independence he had left was to get himself in and out of bed into his wheelchair. He would use the only bedrail (12 inches positioned vertically) to help in this transfer. Now there is nothing stationary that he can grasp for support. I know bed rails cannot be used for restraint and that they are sometimes a problem with seniors getting caught in them and risk of suffocation. But is there really a new 2016 ordinance that says they all need to be removed? Now my father is bed bound unless he calls for assistance (which he will not do) when he wants to get out of bed.