Rated 5 out of 5 by Rockinoldie A helpful product!
Purchased for my husband who has Parkinson's. He is very pleased with it and feels it is secure though has a bit of wobble. We know it is secure as it has bolt and pin also. We have a very tall mattress so even using the bottom 2 holes to secure it, it doesn't come up quite as high as we had hoped. We have a bed skirt on the bed so I attached the strap to the leg of the headboard. I don't really think it would go anywhere. Will try a different tool as one person suggested to see if I can tighten a little more.
I am considering the travel version of this but not sure hotel beds have regular box springs so it would be useable.
April 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by vanessaf This item gives back self-assurance.
We purchased this item for my mother who, after suffering from two strokes, is getting more frail by the day. This item enables her to get out of bed with more ease than before. When she feels safe I feel safe.
March 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SLMac need two strong people to set this up
If you have a bed that is anything other than basic frame type setting up is not easy.
It took two strong men to lift mattresses, install it, set safety strap in place on opposite side of the bed.
If you have a padded pillow top mattress this may cause issue
If you have bed that is surrounded by a decorative wood frame, it will cause issues - the mattress is now tilted up at strange angle so had to use magazines to balance out the bump that the mounting board caused.
Moving this device/shifting it on our queen size bed requires two strong men to adjust it too
March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patq1 Movement
The product works as advertised. However, because it is secured with only one bolt, there is movement and my friend every night asks me to check to make sure it is secure. Two bolts that can be tightened would be much better.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JoshuaTreeJen Suggestion
This item is exactly what we needed to keep my husband from falling out of bed and to give him stability when getting up. Installation took some doing, and we purchased an alternate fastener at the hardware store. Otherwise, it is absolutely wonderful, and attractive too.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brownie9 Wish I had ordered this great product sooner!
Our family has purchased two of these bed canes. One was for me when I had surgery and the other for my elderly relative. What a fabulous item that helps a person get in and out of the bed. I like the fact that it does not look like a "hospital" item and blends right in with the decor. Thank you so much for offering this helpful bed cane.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thedotingdaughter Bed cane
I've now purchased two of these. I had a client that needed just a little help getting out of bed and this seemed to do the trick. A week later noticed my Mother was needing a little help with her balance when she first got up in the morning. Both were easy to install. Using a real tool to tighten the carriage bolt seems to take care of the slight wobble.
July 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by huhas Had to be indicated that item is NOT for every bed
Some beds does not have metal frame with legs. It is just stays on the floor.
I had to cut new material on lower mattress to be able somehow to connect other end of item. Also if bed is thick (like 2 mattresses and above additional little mattress for extra softness; not custom made it is normal bed from store) than item is not high enough.
June 26, 2014