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Low Entry Nursing Care Bed

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Our blogDo I need a low entry care bed?describes the difference between a care bed and a low entry care bed but here is a short summary.

The occupant may wake up and feel they are imprisoned by the wooden safety side rails. The confusion may cause panic. If the intended user is considered to be likely to try to climb over the safety side rails for any reason the injury from a fall would be worse than a fall from a much lower height onto a safety floor mat. In this case safety side rails should not be in the raised position.


Our Lowest Priced ‘Economy Low Entry Nursing Bed’


The fact that it is not as beautiful as our other two options is only cosmetic. The fact that it does not have safety cot sides is no longer an issue as they must not necessarily be used. Note. The sleeping position must be the lowest height position possible and a safety floor mat must be used.

Classic Low Entry Nursing Bed WITHOUT safety side rails


For just an additional £100 you can upgrade the appearance and quality to this ‘Classic low Entry Care Bed’ If the bed is intended for a health authority, care home or nursing home it is the responsibility of a professional to ensure that it is in the lowest position for sleeping and the safety floor mat is in place.

Classic Low Entry Nursing Bed WITH safety side rails



If for any reason there is a chance that the user may sleep when the bed is not in the lowest position the consequences could be disastrous. In this case the Classic low entry nursing bed WITH safety side rails is a safer option and is better looking as the wooden sides even in the low position give the appearance of an attractive wooden frame. A great advantage of this bed is that if the  user needs attention during the night it can be left in a raised position with the safety side rails in place.


Optional Accessories

Safety Floor Mats
Essential for use with the all low entry care beds.

Length Extension kit
If a standard 6’6” (2m) length is a is a little short the bed extension and mattress infill will increase the bed length to 7’2” (2.2m) Complete with longer side rails.

Patient Pole
Allows a patient to reposition themselves when laying or sitting on the nursing bed. Also known as a patient helper or monkey pole.

Height Extension Cot Side Rails
If a thicker than 6” (15cm) mattress is used or there is a higher risk that a patient may try to climb the standard height side rail. Easy to fit.
Increases the height of the side rail by 7 ¼” (18.5cm)
Available in either full or ¾ length (Supplied in pairs)


Written by British Care Supplies

February 5th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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