Whether it’s for an individual, health care facility, or a care home, a Low Profiling Bed is a big investment when compared to divan beds. However, the benefits of this type of bed to both a patient’s quality of life and to carers can far outweigh this cost. This is because, as the name suggests, they are designed to go down to a lower height than normal, which can make sleeping safely easier for residents. It’s useful, before purchasing such a product it’s important to consider the following questions:
Could a low profiling bed improve the resident’s health?
For the resident themselves, their health and quality of life are likely their biggest concerns. If a resident is at risk of falling from bed, or they’re frequently having difficulty getting in and out of bed, then a low height bed will have a positive impact and could be significant in improving their concerns.
Low height profiling beds are built around comfort and risk reduction. They are adjustable to improve positioning and reduce pressure damage from shear and friction during movement, designed to reduce the risk of pressure sores. The adjustable height also helps residents that have difficulty with accessibility, improving their health by increasing their autonomy.
Could it improve safety?
As well as the health of a resident, their safety is a priority to care home providers. Low height beds are prescribed to residents who are at risk of falls, to reduce the risk to them, the carers who help them and to the care home itself. If the safety of a resident can be improved by a low profiling bed, then you should probably invest in them as a solution.
Improved accessibility can reduce the risk of serious injury to residents and, given many are fitted with safety side rails, users are better protected whilst asleep. Additionally, Low Bariatric Beds cater to more specific safety needs, making them a logical replacement for standard bedframes for larger residents.
Could it help those around a resident?
After health and safety, the question to ask when considering a low height profiling bed is whether or not it’ll help your staff or the carers themselves. Every year, many nurses and carers injure themselves assisting patients in and out of divan or fixed height beds, whilst many others struggle to administer treatment to those with severe mobility issues. If this is a persistent problem, then products such as the Carer Low Profiling Bed can help considerably, with position change features enabling greater patient movement and easier care assistance.
Which Low Profile Bed should you get?
If the other considerations have convinced you, then the next question is what the ideal product for your facility actually is. This is why Renray Healthcare has such an extensive selection of beds with all of the essential features. Our range also has several low profiling beds that cater to more specific patient needs, meaning we can meet all standards and requirements!