Ultra low profile beds have a number of benefits that make them ideal for use in care homes. Here are some of the key reasons why ultra low profile beds are so important in care homes:
- Reducing the risk of falls
Ultra low profile beds can be lowered significantly lower to the ground than standard beds. This makes it far easier for residents to get in and out of bed, or to be transported from wheelchair or standing aid to bed, which can help to reduce the risk of falls.
- Safety at night for high risk patients
Added to that, if a patient is at a high risk of falls during the night, beds can be lowered close to the ground and sensor mats placed by the sides to minimise the risk injury during a fall.
- Improved ergonomics
Ultra low profile beds are designed to be more ergonomic than standard beds. The fact that they can be lowered or lifted higher will help to reduce strain on caregivers' backs and shoulders when they are lifting and transferring residents.
- Far easier transfers
Ultra low profile beds are designed to make it easy to transfer residents from the bed to a wheelchair or commode. This can help to reduce the risk of injuries during transfers.
- Improved pressure ulcer prevention
Ultra low profile beds with pressure relieving mattresses provide pressure relief on certain parts of the body. This can help to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers. If you are interested in pressure reliving mattresses, you can view our range here. They start at medium risk patients and go up to high risk patients.
- Increased independence
Ultra low profile beds can help residents to be more independent. For example, residents can sit on the edge of the bed to get dressed or eat without having to climb from a standard bed.
Ultra low profile beds can be very comfortable for residents. The lower height can make it easier for residents to relax and get a good night's sleep.
- Ease of Cleaning
Ultra low profile beds can be easier to clean than standard beds. Partly because the bed can be increase din height, or lowered for the ease of the HCP cleaning the bed.
- Residents with mobility impairments
Ultra low profile beds can help residents with mobility impairments to get in and out of bed more easily.
Overall, ultra low profile beds are a valuable tool for care homes. They can help to reduce the risk of falls, injuries, and pressure ulcers, and they can also make it easier for residents to be more independent.