Net bed? Where to purchase?

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sheriberri
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   Posted 7/20/2006 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
My father has alzheimer's  and has recently suffered a stroke.  He can no longer walk but he forgets this of course and tries to get up out of bed in the night.  In the hospital he had a special "net bed" that zipped up over the bed which prevented him from getting out.  We have tried to find a bed such as this to purchase - searched online to no avail.  Does anyone know where we can buy this saftey bed? He is back at home now and we are getting desperate because he cannot be left alone for a minute because he will fall.   Help please.  Thank you.

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   Posted 7/21/2006 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome I will do some searching for you .....I would think that pharmacies and speciality stores that cater to Geriatric supplies would and should have them....if all else fails could you possibly ask the hospital where they got the one he had .......Hospital supply stores should have them as well .........I am really sorry about your Dad but I am glad you did find us here as we are a good support sytem with fantastic peeps .........Another place to try is Alzinfo.com........I get their newletters and I would try that as well .....I will post as soon as I find something out for you ........Take care and God Bless....Lyn
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sheriberri
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   Posted 7/21/2006 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks so much Lyn.  We actually finally found a company that sells them, right after I posted this.  It's called vivaxmedical.com for anyone else interested.  They call it a canopy bed and it seems to be just what we needed.  My mother asked at the hospital and they said we can expect to spend $5,000.  (yikes!)  But if it keeps him safe, it's worth it. 

This has been so difficult - as if the Alzheimer's wasn't enough (he was in the very early stages - just very forgetful and sometimes confused) now the stroke, and no longer the use of his leg) has really thrown us for a loop. 

I will check back on this site - I am sure there is good information for our family. Thanks again.


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   Posted 7/21/2006 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Is there ANY way you can get some kind of supplemental help to pay for this ........I have a canopy over my daughters bed and it was only 20.00 if you or your Mom are handy with crafts /sewing a zipper could always be put in it and saves lots of money ........of course you would have to get a more heavy duty one then I have for Cait
I know all about what AD can do hun my Mom just passed away 5 months ago today and I am still looking after my step Dad who is also stricken with this horrid disease..........
I was a geriatric nurse and saw many peeps with this but never did I expect my parents to get it ya know ......Enjoy an drelish every moment with your Dad please......make new memories ,yes even silly and fun ones .......you will never ever regret it .......please do continue to come here as the support and peeps are fantastic .......and I am sure you have input to help others as well ......
God Bless you and your Mom..........Lyn
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   Posted 7/22/2006 2:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Ask the hosp.where they got the net bed.
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   Posted 7/22/2006 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Snowy.........How are you and Larry doing .............Hoping all is good .......God Bless.......Lyn
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   Posted 7/22/2006 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
He's still goingto rehab 3 times aweek.He walks great but we just need to get the kneecap to cooperate.They are doing strenghening exercises with him now.
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   Posted 7/23/2006 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad he is doing better I am sure it will take some time but as I said it is so good to hear ..........take care and God Bless........Lyn
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   Posted 4/15/2007 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hoping input here will help those looking for Net beds
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   Posted 4/20/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Got one for Dad and got it at the "Medical Pharmacy" here in Chatham
They are out there and this wasnt too costly either

WAY way below 5000 and I was able to get some help from gov for costs .........


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   Posted 4/23/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
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