Friday, December 20, 2019

An overbed or over chair table is a type of portable table that is placed over a user whilst they're sitting or lying down. The table's surface can then be used from a bed or a lounge chair. Thus, they are typically seen in care homes and hospitals to cater to resident and patient needs. However, due to their practical benefits, they may also be seen in a domestic environment.

Their convenience

Unlike bedside or coffee tables, this device rests over your chair or bed, so bending down and straining is reduced. This makes tasks such as reading, working, writing, eating or drinking more convenient for people who can't move easily.

In a hospital, they can reduce the need for difficult transfers if your movement is limited after an operation or injury. They are equally suitable for providing comfort at home for elderly users, who may just want a steady and accessible surface.

Their flexibility

These tables can alternate their positions in several ways, making them even more practical for various users. Their different configurations are as follows:

  • Adjustable: So that they tilt to a range of angles whilst retaining the option of remaining flat. The height of the table can also be changed to match different users.
  • Portable: Overbed and over chair tables are easily movable, with many coming fitted with castors. 
  • Covers: Non-absorbent plastic covers are easily wipeable and a great choice due to their customisable colours. This is an excellent feature which makes these tables easy to clean. 
  • Combination Tables: Some can be converted into an over bed device, with the use of a split countertop surface. This makes them useful when providing comfort to patients with some mobility.

Also, these products can be bought in a variety of designs. These stylistic choices allow them to appear more user-friendly, putting patients at ease, so they can maximise the other benefits these tables offer!

Additional perks with Renray’s over chair tables

Whatever the configuration that you're looking for, our healthcare over chair and overbed tables range has the perfect solution for you. Renray products boast incredible benefits including lightweight, durable and easy to clean designs; they are also available in a variety of colours. With a gas, spring assisted height adjustment, the tables are great for when the patient or resident is either in bed or sitting in a chair.

With over 50 years of experience, we have been able to perfect the design and build of our tables. This allows us to provide our customers with only the highest quality products.

Overbed and over chair tables from Renray Healthcare come in an array of sizes and configurations. Please view our range of overbed tables online. Alternatively, you can call us on 01606 593 456 or email us at We're happy to help you with any questions you might have!

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