Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Key Features and Benefits of Care Home Beds

What is a care home bed?

Care home beds can have a range of specifications and features but all are used as a place for

residents to rest and sleep in vastly improved comfort. Because of the help they provide to patients suffering from a variety of medical complications, these beds are often used beyond care homes and throughout the health care sector.


What are the main bed types?

Divan Beds and manual Fixed Height Beds are for more mobile residents that are generally in good health and at a lower risk of pressure ulcer development. 


Electric Profiling Beds, either standard or their Low Height Counterparts, are used for less mobile residents or those with poorer health with a higher risk of pressure ulcer development. Some care homes equip the entire home with electric beds for luxury. In times where a resident’s health sadly deteriorates rather quickly, this also makes the step up to nursing care an easier process for both patients and carers.

The main features and benefits that profiling care home beds provide

1. Improved positioning 

Residents who are bed-bound or who spend a lot of the day in bed are at an increased risk of pressure damage. The flexible and smooth movements of a profiling bed allow for improved circulation amongst patients and care home residents.


2. Increased safety 

Older individuals are more at risk of falling out of bed and hurting themselves. Low height beds reduce the risk of injury from such an event and, moreover, many products in Renray’s care home bed range can be fitted with safety side rails. These options give both staff and residents greater peace of mind.


3. Better communication

The ability to lift and lower the height of care home beds has benefits beyond physical health and circulation. For a patient, being able to effortlessly adjust the position of your bed allows for easier interaction with visitors, other residents and care staff, resulting in improved wellbeing and inclusion.


4. Reduces moving and handling risks

Improved safety doesn’t just apply to residents. With many care home beds, carers and cleaners can work at a height to suit them, which reduces the risk of injury to staff through poor moving and handling.


Care home beds supplied by Renray

In all, the above benefits are all necessary features that can help vastly improve not just a patient’s sleep, but their whole quality of life as well. These improvements are essential to Renray in deciding which care home beds we supply to the health care sector. If you’d like to see what beds we can supply to your care home, you can browse Our Full Range Here


If you’d like more information on our care home products, you can view Our Brochure, call 01606 593 456, fill in An Online Enquiry Form or email info@renrayhealthcare.com. We’re more than happy to help!



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