Low Floor Bed: An Overview

A Low Floor Bed is a type of bed that has been designed to make it easier for the elderly and disabled to get in and out of. These beds have a lower floor level, allowing patients to use their energy to transfer from a wheelchair or walker onto the bed.

What should I know about this?

These Floor Beds are also known as Low Profile Hospital beds, Low-Rise Beds, and Low-Level Beds.

Typically these beds can be moved into any house room or even onto a balcony. They sit low enough that patients do not need to lift their legs over the side when they transfer onto them, making it easier for those who have had hip replacement surgery, knee replacements, etc. It is simple to go from a stretcher bed directly into a wheelchair if needed by just wheeling up to one end of the bed and transferring from there. This means that many people with disabilities will find that they can live in their own home without moving somewhere more restrictive such as a nursing home facility.
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