I’ve got my life back
Lymphedema:Esther Soegaard, 77 years old. Suffers from lymphedema and is unable to raise her own legs. Got a RotoBed® three years ago.
Due to lymphedema, my legs are so swollen that the perimeter of my knee is 92 centimeters, and I can’t lift my legs up into bed by myself.
For many years, my life was controlled by the caregivers’ schedule. Before I was approved for a RotoBed®, I had help from caregivers in my home up to six times a day. Their schedule said they would arrive at 12:30 to help me get into bed for my nap, which meant I had to finish lunch before that.
In the evening, I was put to bed between 21:30 and 22:30 depending on what suited the municipality’s program. It was frustrating not being able to go to bed when I wanted and even worse if I had guests. They would have to leave the house before the helpers arrived no matter if we were having a good time and I might be in the middle of a game of cards with a good hand. When I had my night-toilette, I often sat and waited for the helpers to come and get me back to bed. This resulted in really poor sleep quality.
When I got the RotoBed® fully automatic, I could suddenly get into bed without help. I stopped having a nap every day since I slept much better at night, and assistance from caregivers has been reduced to twice a day. Now I eat when I am hungry and not because the caregivers will soon arrive.
The RotoBed® has given me great quality of life. I, not the caregivers’ schedule or the municipality, control my life. And when I calculate what this bed saves the municipality in hours of care, I expect everyone is happy.