If your loved one has a tendency to fall out of bed, or even get too close to the edge, go to your local Dollar Store (or similar) and buy one or two swimming pool noodles.  These are lightweight and can be slipped underneath the bedsheet to form a soft, protective bumper that prevents someone from accidentally rolling out of bed.  They only cost a buck or two each, and it sure beats a trip to the Emergency Room. These are generally used by kids in a swimming pool, but have a very valuable use for our senior loved ones.

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