Category: Other Bed Aids

Bed Surrounds

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted bed enclosure for a child with global developmental delay and autism. The child outgrew her crib and her parents fitted her new bed with bedrails to prevent her from getting out; however, the child still managed to get out in the night despite being unable to crawl or walk. Concerned about the child’s safety, the family contacted TADNSW for assistance in creating bed surrounds for the bed to help keep the child safe. Three factors went into the design: (1) the child’s safety, (2) the ease of the caregivers or parents to change the sheets on the bed, and (3) the ability of one of the parents to be able to lie next to the child. A parliament hinge was used to allow the side panels to fold back flush to the head and foot of the bed. In the middle of the panels, on each side, a drop in section was created to fill the extra space and secure the entire enclosure. These pieces are one meter in length and lightweight enough to be lifted by an adult. A similar enclosure was created for the child’s grandparent’s house for when she stays with them. The nature of the enclosure allows for its components to be taken off and folded back so that a bed can be used for other visitors. TITLE: Sweet Dreams. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 31, Number 4, Spring 2011: p. 11. PAGES: 2 with cover.


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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.

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