Care homes cater for a variety of residents. From patients suffering from Dementia to residents that are alert but physically frail, care homes manage a number of needs. However, one thing that all residents have in common is their desire to feel at home.
Beds for care homes
With many care home residents bed-bound, or spending significant amounts of time in bed, having a comfortable place to sleep is essential. With many elderly people suffering from either physical problems or difficult behaviour, choosing a robust bed with a suitable mattress is a good place to start when deciding on care home furniture.
Heavy-duty beds for care homes are built to last and are robust enough to withstand challenging behaviour. These beds are available as a divan option, metal framed and in strong wood. A robust bed can withstand any accidental or deliberate damage, meaning they will last longer before they need replacing. Whether you choose a regular heavy-duty mattress, or one specifically designed for incontinence, it is sure to offer a good night’s sleep.
Bedside cabinets for a care home environment are specially designed with rounded edges. This helps to prevent accidental injury if an elderly resident falls over or knocks into the cabinet. With fiddly handles replaced by easy-to-use cutaway holes, these cabinets are perfect for elderly people with mobility or dexterity issues.
Cabinets should offer plenty of storage for personal items. Placed next to the bed, a whole host of things can be kept in easy reach of the resident.
Overbed tables are a useful addition to every resident’s bedroom. This handy piece of furniture is essentially a small table on wheels that can span the width of a bed. For the bed-bound, this is a dignified way of eating meals or taking part in activities. These tables are available in a range of styles, from basic to ones with more features.
In addition to overbed tables, there is also the option of a table on wheels that can be used with wheelchairs. With wheelchairs often too high to fit under regular tables with ease, this is another piece of furniture which allows the disabled resident to feel at home.
Reinforced Beds offer a range of beds, mattresses and furniture specific to the needs of the elderly and those living in a care home. Take a look at our website for our full range.