Profiling beds are a fantastic piece of equipment for people that live with a lack of mobility or are restricted to bed following injury or surgery. These excellent beds provide support and mobility for people that require some assistance, but what is a profiling bed? At Healthcare Pro, we have a wide range of high-quality profiling beds to choose from. Read on to find out exactly what they are and what their benefits are.
What is a profiling bed?
Profiling beds are electric, height-adjustable beds that are commonly used in domestic homes, hospitals and care homes. They’re generally used for patients with disabilities, those with poor mobility and the elderly. They provide some of the features of a hospital bed but are better suited for home life for individuals who may need extra support when resting.
This can include moving legs and sitting an individual upright in bed, preventing them from having to lie down 24 hours a day. There are many types of profiling beds available at Healthcare Pro, such as the Medley Ergo Profiling Adjustable Bed, with many benefits.
What are the benefits of profiling beds?
There are many benefits associated with profiling beds and that is why they are used in hospitals and care There are many benefits associated with profiling beds and that is why they are used in hospitals and care homes worldwide. Adjustable to suit individual needs, a profiling bed is a welcome addition designed to aid in rest and recovery. The leg elevating position can help reduce fluid and pressure in the legs and ankles and soothes aches and pains through tiredness or injury. Back elevation can be useful to everyone, especially when propping pillows up just won’t cut it. By elevating the back you can make reading, watching television, eating or just sitting up in bed easier. This is especially useful for those that spend a lot of time in bed or are bed bound.
Respiratory conditions are also eased when in the sitting position. You can use both the leg and back elevation features at the same time for ease of getting in and out of bed. Alternatively, if you require support for the knee area, the profiling beds can be elevated in the middle to support the knee. Again, this can be used with the back elevation feature.
The Trendelenburg function allows the user to elevate their feet above the head. This offers a multitude of medical benefits and is ideal for postural drainage. If you or anyone you know is living with mobility issues or aches and pains in the night, then it is definitely worth considering investing in a profiling bed.
If you’re in need of support, we can provide it at Healthcare Pro. Head to our help and advice section to read all about profiling beds and we can help you, including installation at your property.
Types of profiling beds
As previously mentioned, we have a wide variety of high-quality profiling beds at Healthcare Pro. The Joanna Adjustable Divan Bed is part of our new range of profiling beds and includes full delivery, set up and product demonstration within the price.
We also have the Bariatric Electric Profiling Bed. This is designed for heavier adults, with an extra wide frame and metal steel tube mattress support for additional stability.
For support on the knees, hips, back, neck and head, the Richmond Electric Adjustable Double Bed is ideal. It includes a high-quality memory foam mattress and a five-fold adjustable base.
Finally, we also have The Zelda Adjustable Divan Bed, which is a new, stylish product that is beautifully manufactured for high quality, comfort and support.
Choosing the right profiling bed
We offer a number of profiling beds for both domestic and care home settings which could help provide you with a better, more comfortable night's sleep. If you're new to the world of profiling beds, you can always get in touch with our professional team of Occupational Therapists who will be able to walk you through the different features of our products and help you choose the right profiling bed to suit your needs.
Simply call 0345 121 8111 or email [email protected] to speak to a qualified specialist.