rope ladder


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A ladder-like assistive device placed at the end of a bed, which allows a person to pull him or herself to a seated position

rope ladder

A device that helps a person in bed pull up from a supine position to a seated position. It is usually made of two strands of rope with several rigid plastic or wooden rungs strung at intervals. At one end is the first of several rungs that are used to grab and pull oneself up; at the far end the ropes attach to the bed frame at the foot of the bed.
Synonym: bed rope ladder
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