An Introduction to Bed Transfer Aids - Hip

Cindy is discussing several adaptive equipment options for use in the bedroom after hip replacement surgery.  Be sure to consult with your  physical or occupational therapist on the hip precautions that apply to you in order to maintain those when getting in and out of the bed.  Please take note of the height of your bed.  This can often be an area of concern if you are not able to touch the floor with your non surgical leg while sitting safely on the edge of the bed.  Having to slide off the edge of the bed before one foot touches the floor poses a fall risk. When getting into the bed, if your arms are not strong enough to assist in scooting your buttock safely back onto the bed before laying down can increase fall risk as well.  Often times, individuals may have difficulty sitting up or laying down from the side of the bed, needing an additional hand hold to assist.  If an individual needs assistance with their legs in/out of the bed, they may be able to be instructed to assist themself with a piece of adaptive equipment. Several equipment options to improve safety and function being reviewed include:   step stool, bed rail and leg lifter.  See video in this series: Getting in/out of a Bed for demonstration of use of these pieces of adaptive equipment.


BalanceFrom Adjustable Workout Aerobic Stepper

  •  Aerobic platform 31”L x 11.5”W x 4”H
  •  Includes 2 sets of risers
  •  Height from 4” to 6” to 8"

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Additional Step Stool Option   Step2Bed  see video link    for demonstration


  • Adjusts from 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches in height
  • Weight limit of 400#
  • Non slip stepping surface
  • Motion sensor light

We recommend available space for:

33in (L) x 19in (D)

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Medline Bed Assist Bar with Storage Pocket 

  •  Dimensions 36”-44” H x 14” W x 28” D
  •  Fits most twin, full and queen sized beds
  •  Height adjustable legs
  •  13 x 9 inch nylon pocket

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Freedom Grip Plus Bed rail by MTS  

  •  Height adjustable from 21.5” to 24.5” in one inch increments
  •  250# weight limit

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Vive PROFlex Strap (2-in-1 leg lifter/exercise strap)

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Leg Lifter Strap by Vive  

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