Choosing an Electric Bed
Adjustable beds have moveable parts that bend to offer a choice of sitting or lying positions.
At Mobilty Plus we have two main types of electric bed; height adjustable electric beds and fixed height adjustable beds.
As the name suggests these beds move up and down, making them easier to get in and out of. Beds that can be lowered closer to the floor can help reduce the risk of injury caused by someone falling out of bed. It’s easier to provide nursing care on a higher bed.
Profiling beds, also known as variable posture beds, offer more flexibility, with a variety of positions and features. They are more suitable for those with specific medical or health needs.
Profiling beds have sectioned mattresses that allow them to bend into different positions.
Electric beds offer a variety of features. People with complex health conditions are likely to want or need more features, but these do add to the cost.
These move up and down, making them easier to get in and out of. Beds that can be lowered closer to the floor can help reduce the risk of injury caused by someone falling out of bed. It’s easier to provide nursing care on a higher bed.
These can be fitted on to some beds to make it easier to move around and stand up. If you’re likely to need them, check that the bed is compatible.
Drop-down or bed rails
These can be built-in, or fitted to some beds, to prevent the user falling out. Rails can make it difficult to get out of bed without assistance, so you should consider this only if you or your relative has care support.
Who can benefit from an adjustable bed?
Adjustable beds can promote a better night’s sleep by allowing the user to move to find a more comfortable sleeping position. They can also help people to stay independent for longer by enabling them to get in and out of bed more easily.
Adjustable beds can help those with:
Back pain,sciatica, arthritis -
By helping to find a more comfortable sleeping position
Mobility problems/muscle weakness -
By making it easier to get in and out of bed
Health conditions that mean longer periods of time in bed -
By reducing pressure and enabling a change of position
Respiratory/circulatory problems -
Where a person might benefit from resting with their upper body or legs raised.
Electric beds can help relieve the symptoms of some medical conditions. They can make it easier for the user to get in and out of bed on their own, adjustable beds give a choice of sleeping/resting positions and electric handsets mean the user can operate the bed on their own, while they are in it.