Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Benefits of Investing in Electric Beds for Care Homes

We all know about the physical benefits that electric adjustable beds can bring. From reducing pain and discomfort to helping people achieve a comfortable night's sleep, these beds are an invaluable aid for many people. But have you considered the long-term investment that an adjustable bed brings to a care home?


When a care home makes the investment in adjustable beds, they are not only investing in the comfort of their resident – they are also investing in the wellbeing of their residents, providing the capability for step-up care and improving the care home environment. By having the ability to adjust the bed to the position which suits them best, residents can maintain good levels of comfort, sleep and physical health during their stay. This ensures that they maintain a high standard of care, and ultimately leads to higher levels of resident satisfaction and the potential for increased fees.

They encourage independent mobility, infinitely adjustable bed sections help in starting the day well, getting up gradually, sitting in bed for a while with the backrest and leg section raised to encourage blood flow and wake up the body, then use the height adjustment to help get up to a standing position. Similar to a rise recline chair, but supporting the resident at the edge of the bed to stand with support.

 

When it’s time for bed, get in a comfortable sleeping position and use the extra low height or accessories on the bed to reduce the risk of injury from rolling or falling out during the night.


The benefits of adjustable beds do not end with physical wellbeing and enabling safe care. They also provide a number of psychological benefits. It can help to improve sleep quality, reduce stress, and provide a sense of control and independence. The adjustable features of the bed can also help to alleviate discomfort and provide a sense of security and support.

 

Additionally, adjustable beds are known to aid a variety of physical ailments. For instance, those suffering from acid reflux can benefit from the adjustable bed’s ability to elevate the head of the bed, which can help to reduce symptoms. Similarly, people with circulatory disorders such as oedema and peripheral neuropathy may find relief from the adjustable bed’s ability to move bed sections independently to reduce swelling.

Adjustable beds can also be beneficial for those who suffer from respiratory issues. With the ability to raise the backrest of the bed, individuals can achieve a semi-upright position, which can help open the airways and facilitate more comfortable breathing.

Last but not least, adjustable beds can be designed to match your bedrooms and are often used as a focal point for the design of the room, with upholstered head and footboards or a variety of wood finishes to choose from, it can elevate the luxurious feel of your care home rooms, and attract prospective residents and their families.

All in all, it’s hard to deny that adjustable beds provide plenty of benefits. Why not take a look on the things to look out for when purchasing a profiling bed.

Follow us for the latest news and updates or contact us today to speak to our experts for more information.

Latest News

Posted on 22 Feb

How much does running your electric profiling bed cost?

Electric beds or Adjustable beds or profiling beds, whatever you call them, all plug into an electrical socket and cost you money. But how much money do they cost a year to the average healthcare faci ...Read More?

Posted on 22 Feb

Well-being of residents in their bedroom and beyond

Using good furniture to promote wellness Resident wellbeing is linked to their overall physical, mental, social, and emotional state and it is of paramount importance to care homes. Wellbeing must be ...Read More?