You know that you need a heavy-duty bed, built to withstand a higher than average amount of wear and tear. You understand that your chosen contract bedroom furniture, whether that’s for mental health beds or beds for autism, will need to be robust and reasonably priced. But what other considerations do you need to think of?
Challenging behaviour can be shown in different ways and there are extra considerations when buying a bed, beyond aiding a good night’s sleep.
The fewer parts the better, as the bed is less likely to come apart if under attack. Reinforced Beds offers a range of beds designed especially for challenging behaviour. Depending on the style, they arrive as one piece fully welded for maximum strength.
When a person with behavioural challenges feels stressed, they often have the urge to hide. This can make it difficult for the carer to address any immediate needs that they might have. A reinforced bed, such as a divan style, would be a good option if this is an issue. With the base securely placed on the floor, there can be no hiding under the bed. This is the same for the Box Bed. This style of bed is especially robust and features an internal reinforced lining. Again, the bed sits firmly on the floor, eliminating any potential for concealment.
Fixing furniture to the floor is a simple way of removing any potential for furniture to be used as a projectile. Using furniture as a weapon can lead to serious injury but can be avoided. Beds, such as the Box Bed, can be fixed to the floor as part of their easy assembly.
This is not something that people generally consider when buying regular furniture. However, this is an important consideration for an environment with challenging behaviour. Look for furniture with smooth corners to pre-empt any harm when faced with emotional outbursts. The headboard especially should have rounded corners.
An anti-vandal heavy-duty waterproof mattress is a really good choice for someone presenting with destructive tendencies. This mattress, made from foam and memory foam, has a waterproof cover. The seams are heat welded to prevent any deliberate ripping. This antimicrobial waterproof cover also protects the mattress from any incontinence leakages.
Take a look at the full range of furniture from Reinforced Beds, designed especially with challenging behaviour in mind.