It is such a relief for me and my wife
Bonnich Petersen is 77 years old and a retired baker. He suffers from Parkinson’s and arthritis. Bonnich Petersen has had a RotoBed® for 15 months.
Bed for parkinson – Bonnichs description:
I have had Parkinson’s for 12 years, but in recent years it has become increasingly worse. I have difficulty walking, my body is aching and will not really obey me anymore.
I used to have a regular bed with elevation, but this is so much better. I can control it with great accuracy; a small notch forward here, a small notch back there until I am in the perfect position. Previously it was a struggle to get in bed, and every night I had to wake my wife and have her drag me up when I had to pee.
The perfect bed for parkinson patients
Since I got the RotoBed®, I have not once had to wake my wife at night. This is such a relief for both of us. It is very satisfying for me to be able to take care of myself and not having to ask for help all the time. My daily nap is no longer a problem; I get to bed and up again by myself, which allows my wife to leave the house during the day.
Looking for a bed for Parkinson?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.
Affecting nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s in the United States.
60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone, and new studies show that estimated 1.2 million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson’s disease by 2030.
Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience:
- Tremor, mainly at rest and described as pill rolling tremor in hands. Other forms of tremor are possible.
- Bradykinesia (slowness of movement)
- Limb rigidity
- Gait and balance problems
All of these symptoms can make it hard, painful or even impossible to get out of bed without help. RotoBed® has good experiences with users suffering from Parkinsons. Thanks to the rotation mechanism, the user (or a relative/caregiver) only needs to press one single button, and the bed gently rotates the user to a sitting exit position.
If you wish to know more about our helpful bed, please contact us at [email protected].
If you wish to learn more about Parkinson’s disease, you can visit www.parkinson.org.