Senior beds for the barrier-free bedroom
The senior citizen’s beds are conventional bed frames that are designed to meet the needs of the elderly to a particularly high degree. Such bed models, for example, offer an ergonomically favorable lying or sitting height.
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Beds suitable for senior citizens: What you should consider when buying
Beds for wheelchair users for the barrier-free bedroom
Ideally, wheelchair users should be able to switch independently from wheelchair to bed and vice versa from bed to wheelchair (transfer).
A very good solution for wheelchair users are beds with a low entry, which are also known as low care beds , low beds , low care beds , low-floor beds, low beds or down-floor beds.
A low bed or low care bed is a height-adjustable bed, which is characterized by the fact that the bed can be adjusted very low in height. Due to the extreme lowering of the lying surface, the height of the low bed can be optimally adjusted to the requirements of the wheelchair user, so that there is no difference in height between the upper edge of the lying surface and the seat edge of the wheelchair.
To make it easier to switch between bed and wheelchair, there are so-called transfer aids, also known as sliding boards, in specialist shops for aids. These are arch-shaped and create a connection between the seat of the wheelchair and the lying surface of the bed, which can be used to make it easier to slide over. When using a low bed, transfer aids are usually not necessary.
Care beds for the barrier-free bedroom
Care beds are beds that are designed to simplify the everyday life of caregivers as well as that of the person being cared for in the home environment. For this purpose, the slatted frame of these bed models can be continuously adjusted in height or at least in several steps. As a rule, many different accessories are available for care beds, such as a bed gantry or a suspension device for an infusion bottle, which can be attached to the bed with little effort.
In addition to the “simple” nursing home beds, there are also some special nursing home beds and solutions for nursing home bed equipment, which we will briefly introduce to you below:
beds As the name suggests, this type of care bed makes getting up easier. The bed user is brought from the lying to the sitting position by the bed. For this purpose, the mattress rotates by 90 ° and takes on the outer shape of a chair, so that a seat and a back support are provided.
Insert frames / special slatted frames
There are special slatted frames or bed frames that are used to turn a conventional bed frame into a functional care bed. We also offer you such a slatted frame solution in the online shop with our slatted frame “orthowell liftflex motor” . This electrically adjustable 7-zone quality slatted frame is available in widths of 90 cm, 100 cm and 120 cm and is designed for a body weight of up to 130 kg or a body weight of 180 kg. In addition to the infinitely variable adjustability of the head and foot sections, the slatted frame offers a lift function with a maximum lifting height of 40 cm.
beds Hospital beds are care beds that are designed for clinical use. They are characterized by the fact that they meet particularly high hygiene requirements and offer a high degree of flexibility.
Low beds (see also: beds for wheelchair users )
These care beds are characterized by the fact that they can be lowered very low. The lying surface can therefore be lowered very sharply, for example to a height of 13 cm or 20 cm. This is helpful for a simple change or transfer of wheelchair users. In addition, low beds are also used to prevent falls. People in need of care – especially those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease – are moved to the lowest position in the evening in order to reduce the risk during unsupervised times. A possible fall from a small height bears significantly less risk of injury. For back-friendly care, the low care beds can also be adjusted to a height of up to 80 cm, depending on the model.
Side storage beds
, the surface of the bed is easy to tilt or bend For comfortable side position designed special beds where.
Standing beds Standing
beds are bed solutions that have been specially developed for the care of people with paraplegia (so-called paraplegics or quadriplegics). The standing bed can be set up at the foot end in order to bring the user of the bed into an upright, standing position.
The bedside table in the barrier-free bedroom
For easy access, the bedside table should be at the same height as the bed surface. It should have a large shelf so that, for example, the telephone or a vibrating alarm clock can be placed on it.
The bedside table should generally be very stable and stable so that the user can lean on it if necessary.