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bedridden

(bĕd′rĭd′n) also

bedrid

(-rĭd′)
adj.
Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.

bedridden

describing a person who is unable or unwilling to leave the bed because of illness or injury.

bedridden

adjective Referring to a person who is confined to bed by medical orders or due to incapacitation—e.g., major trauma, following surgery, burns and so on.

bedridden

Forced, by severity of illness or psychological misfortune, to remain permanently in bed.
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Someone who is bedfast can easily become isolated, suffer from depression, or have poor self-esteem.
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Disability levels of residents increased from 1976 to 1984, with numbers of totally bedfast residents increasing from 21 to 35 percent of discharges and those dependent in mobility and continence increasing from 35 to 45 percent (Sekscenski, 1987).
NBS respondents who were classified as "functionally dependent" were bedfast or chairfast, or else unable to wash or dress.
Compared with the reported method, the EB estimation method produced the greatest rate and ranking changes for the low-risk pressure sore (77 percent mean absolute difference in rates and 18 mean absolute difference in ranks), bedfast (74 percent rate and 35 rank change), and indwelling catheter (34 percent rate and 20 rank change) QMs.
To focus more directly on the population at risk, the second variable was the ulcer prevalence among chairfast or bedfast patients.
This sections outlines the ways in which CNAs can assist particularly needy residents: those who are bedfast, those who require assistance getting to the bathroom, and those who "wet the bed" at night.
As a further measure of physical function, an indicator of whether the resident is bedfast most of the time was also included.
A high risk of being bedfast (11 percent) or chairfast (32 percent) is characteristic of this group.
The ADL index is constructed as an average of the percent of residents who are bedfast or chairbound or need assistance with eating, toileting, and transferring, weighted by the amount of assistance needed; although the ADL measures available in OSCAR are at the facility level, the formula used for the index gives an approximate equivalent to the RUG-III ADL index at the resident level (Cowles Research Group 1996).
It was amazing to see people who were bedfast or chairfast come alive with the opportunity to mix with other people, and this enlivened the home's residents, as well.