The Medical Bed Standard 60601-2-52 is in place for the protection of users, as a design framework for manufacturers and increasingly as a guide to external bodies such as the Care Quality Commission.
The challenge for care homes owners is making sure the combination of electric profiling bed, foam or dynamic mattress and side rails is correct against the standard. Which can be a challenge, as beds and side rails are often purchased separately to mattresses.Renray Healthcare manufacture beds, mattresses and side rails, and our knowledge of side rail heights, entrapment issues, mattress / bed combinations, and the need for extra height side rails and their compliance is second to none.
Choose a bed that is independently tested to
Following on from our previous blog posts on “choosing the correct seating for the elderly” and a guide to choosing the right recliner chair - “electric recliner chairs vs manual r
For many of us, these are unprecedented times, and the Coronavirus pandemic has made us more aware of the dangers of spreading germs than ever before.
Germs and bacteria can remain on surface
Designing for Dining
We explore why the design of dining rooms and the products used in them is crucial to supporting people living with dementia.
Over recent years we have explored best practise in
Roman blinds are very popular in care homes. They offer a more nuanced way of modulating sun light, offer greater privacy and the fabric design options are practically infinite.
Fitting Roman blinds