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A Buying Guide for Profiling Beds

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A Buying Guide for Profiling Beds
When buying a Profiling Bed, it can often be difficult to decide exactly which one will meet your personal requirements. This buying guide explains the different types available and how they will benefit you.

The benefits of this type of bed are that the bed position can be altered to meet your specific needs and ensure that you find the most comfortable position for you. The bed head function rises from a lying to sitting positon so could be useful if you have breathing difficulties caused by the exertion of sitting up, or you need a raised positon for sleeping in.This can also be useful if you have painful shoulders and hands as a result of arthritis and the effort of pulling up to a sitting position causes pain.

The foot section of the bed can also be raised to the most suitable height, useful if you suffer with swollen legs, ankles or feet or if there is pain in the hips or knees. With the functionality of the head and foot sections of the bed, the optimum sleeping or resting position can be achieved. This change of position allows for pressure distribution so pressure is not building in one specific area of the body.

The height of the bed is important when getting in and out of the bed and some of our beds feature a height adjustable facility. If a bed is too low then you may struggle to stand up and potentially overbalance. Having the bed too high can mean that it may be difficult to shuffle your bottom to the middle of the bed and then lift your legs up. The height of the bed can be raised within a large range to suit the individual and this will give the feeling of security when attempting to stand from the bed side. On some beds, a grab rail can be fitted to aid confidence when standing and when getting back into bed.

In the range we also offer low level profiling beds, particularly suitable for people who are at risk of falls from the bed and where bed safety rails are not suitable e.g. if the person is confused. With the bed at its lowest setting, if the person were to fall, the risks are minimised because of the proximity to the floor. To transfer out of the bed, the bed height can be raised to a good height to achieve this.

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