Bariatric care is a branch of medicine that assists with the prevention, causes and treatment of obesity – statistics show that the number of obese and morbidly obese people living in the UK is steadily rising. Posing a number of challenges including restricted mobility, a greater vulnerability to skin infections and obstructive sleep apnoea, this makes it particularly important for people who suffer from obesity to have the appropriate bed and mattress: a correctly designed bariatric nursing bed and mattress can counter some of the problems associated with obesity, helping to improve quality of life.
Strong and heavy duty, our Allura bariatric nursing bed is available at an affordable price – representing unparalleled value for money. Measuring 2,000 mm x 1,200 mm, this electric profiling bed provides stability and comfort for heavier clients (weighing up to 34 stone), with a maximum working load of 250 kg.
Featuring a four section mattress base, the bed’s height, back and upper leg rest are all adjustable electronically, with the added benefit of a manually adjustable lower leg rest. With a height range of 300 mm to 800 mm and a 200 mm extension kit, the Allura offers a versatile solution.
For the heavy duty use required by hospitals and nursing homes, our bariatric Galaxy 2000 air mattress is designed to fulfil all their requirements. Reliability is crucial for a bariatric mattress, hence the Galaxy 2000 system has no unnecessary elaborate electronics, as these can increase the possibility of electricity spikes – making systems more difficult to operate and expensive to replace or service.
As a replacement alternating air mattress, it can be inclined to a 60-degree angle with minimal or no cell compression – this incline is possible thanks to its innovative design, combining a unique hinged mechanism and circular cells that don’t topple; working together to prevent air cells from falling and squashing if the mattress is profiled beyond 40 degrees.