Profiling beds are essential pieces of care home equipment that can aid many patients with their specific needs. For those living with disabilities or medical conditions, profiling beds provide comfort and support that reduce pressure on joints that could otherwise become painful when in one position for too long. They also enable users to be raised into more upright positions to help with breathing, circulation and eating more comfortably.
Electric handsets allow individuals to easily adjust the bed position on their own, increasing independence by eliminating dependence on carers to reposition them. Soft-touch buttons make use easier for people with visual or mobility impairments and allow a range of positions to suit individual needs – back rest lowering can ease spinal pain while raising it encourages better posture; leg-rest lowering promotes circulation to lower limbs or raised higher can improve sitting position, or some beds can even be set to Trendelenburg or anti-Trendelenburg positions which create an in-bed tilt that alleviates pressure off hips, shoulders and heels reducing stress on these areas of body parts.
Profiling beds provide many benefits, one being the prevention of pressure ulcers (bed sores). If someone remains immobile for too long, pressure ulcers (bed sores) can quickly develop into serious medical issues if left untreated. People who spend long amounts of time lying down are especially prone to these sores since they need assistance to move. A profiling bed allows safe and comfortable movement allowing people to change positions more frequently while providing pressure care mattresses tailored specifically for various risk levels.
Caregivers who utilize profiling beds may feel more comfortable providing care and attention to their patients, due to being raised to a suitable working height for when providing on-bed services such as feeding, washing and administering medication. This will reduce strain on their backs while helping avoid aches and pains throughout their day.
Profiling beds can be an invaluable asset to any care home, particularly those looking to increase independence and enhance quality of life for their residents and patients. They can also provide peace of mind to family members visiting as they know that their loved one is receiving excellent care – no longer worrying that visiting may result in discomfort for themselves or a bad experience!