Profiling beds are an excellent option for individuals who may need extra support when resting in bed. Profiling beds are beds that are split into sections that can be manually or electronically moved and adjusted to suit the user’s needs.
The mattress platform of an electric profiling bed is divided into sections to allow areas of the bed to be positioned at different heights and angles, depending on the requirements for posture, comfort and activities.
A profiling bed has a multitude of uses for various people as they are hugely versatile. Not all users who are confined to their beds for large portions of the day necessarily need to be cared for within a hospital or nursing home. Sometimes the best place for them to be is in their own home. If this is the case, providing an electrical profiling bed for them could improve their quality of life. These can be easily adjusted, thus improving their positioning and providing additional support for the care provider.
Caring for a family member at home can put a substantial amount of pressure on the care giver. A profiling bed can reduce some of this stress, particularly when moving the patient.
Profiling beds don’t have to feel clinical and uninviting. There are many options available in terms of finish and design that mean most modern profiling beds fit into most domestic settings without looking like a hospital bed.
We know that people have different needs and requirements, that’s why at Mobility Scotland we have a full range of profiling, height adjustable beds that focus on dignity, independence, comfort and support. Our beds are built to stand the test of time and are renowned for their workmanship, quality and stunning aesthetics.
Backrest elevation offers a method of raising into a seated position and incremental positioning. It is also used to achieve a semi-recumbent position which can promote respiratory function. This may be beneficial for people with conditions such as Asthma, Emphysema and COPD.
Elevating the legs can reduce fluid and improve venous health by reducing blood pressure and circulation in the lower limbs. Elevation is particularly beneficial for people with conditions that affect circulation in their lower limbs such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.
A knee break provides a pivot point at the knee to allow the thigh and lower leg to articulate. Also when elevating the back rest, the knee break should be activated first to prevent sliding down the bed. This sliding action can cause shear forces and for those at risk of developing pressure ulcers (or bed sores) can contribute towards skin damage. The knee break can also be used to fully support the thigh and lower leg in a comfortable and stable position, which can help alleviate pressure on the heel area.
Many electric profiling beds integrate the option of adjusting the tilt angle of the bed alongside adjusting various sections of the bed. Depending on which end of the bed is elevated, the tilt is usually referred to as either the ‘Trendelenburg’ position, or the ‘Anti-Trendelenburg’ position.
The ‘Anti-Trendelenburg’ position is the tilt most commonly used. This position involves adjusting the tilt angle of a bed so that an individual’s head is elevated higher than their feet.
The inclusion of an Air Mattress provides an effective solution to 24 hour pressure area care. These high quality and affordable dynamic mattresses offer a support surface designed specifically for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
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