Care homes are responsible for providing the very best living and sleeping conditions for all residents, including any staff that may stay the night. A big part of providing a comfortable place to stay is ensuring that you invest in suitable beds. Care home beds should be spacious, accessible, robust and mobile. All patients will have unique needs, so the beds that you choose must be flexible and cater for these.
In this article, we will guide you through selecting the best beds for care homes.
Reinforced beds are bed frames that have been designed to withstand heavy loads, violent outbursts or heightened movement during sleep. Many care home patients will experience health concerns such as dementia, which may cause them to display large movement or struggle when being put to bed. Investing in reinforced beds will ensure that all residents can remain safe in their beds through any kind of outburst and will save your care home money that you would otherwise spend replacing damaged frames.
Contract beds take the appearance of regular beds but are, in fact, very different. These beds go through rounds of vigorous testing to make them ideal for commercial use, including to be used in care homes. The testing includes fire safety and quality control to make sure that the bed is entirely safe to use and will not break easily.
As a care home provider, the safety of your residents should be your number one priority. Choosing to purchase contract beds can help you to assure friends and relatives of patients that the correct measures are being taken to protect the safety of residents. This could also help you when it comes to inspections and insurance.
Many care home residents will need walking aids, oxygen tanks or pacemakers to support their everyday living. It is essential that beds accommodate for this and allow extra room for any equipment that may be needed whilst patients are asleep. The beds should also be fully adjustable so that the more frail patients can easily climb in and out without needing assistance. Providing your patients with accessible beds will give them the independence they need and make bedtime procedures a lot easier for staff.
We know the importance of great quality beds in any care home, which is why we have taken the time to provide you with a great range of high-quality reinforced beds and heavy-duty mattresses. You can look through our range or speak to a member of our team for more advice about your care home beds.