At AGA Mobility, we look to take care of your homes requirements from A-Z.
We have solutions available for everything from compliance, to all building work and through to supply and installation of all types of equipment for your home and ultimately for the patient.
So, being able to advise and supply profiling beds is another string to our bow and another area where AGA take the time to source the best quality, durable and reliable products.
There is no cost for our initial assessment, design concepts or subsequent meetings to discuss the opportunities we see to improve the facilities needed to provide the best possible care
With over 40 years’ experience of supplying and installing quality, safe profiling beds, we offer an unrivalled service. We have everything you need under one roof. From concept to completion, you will deal with AGA staff who are experienced, conscientious and committed to delivering excellent customer service.
What We Do:
- Review existing equipment within your home
- Discuss options for the most suitable type of beds for the specific requirement
- Supply and deliver direct to your location
Why We Do it:
- To improve quality of life for all individuals
- To improve safety in the home
- To assist carers and patients with safe, easy and controlled transference in a variety of situations
- To provide comfort and improved mobility for both patients and carers
What We Look To Achieve:
- An improved quality of life for individuals through more convenient and comfortable methods of movement that enhance control, safety and continued care
- To provide innovative, well designed and aesthetically pleasing, safe equipment. At AGA we also consider a careful balance of practical application, affordability and of course safe transfer for both patients and carers
- Moving individuals in unsuitable conditions can be potentially dangerous and uncomfortable. It can put a strain on carers and patients alike. Therefore, AGA will help you decide on the most practical beds for your home
- Reduced manual handling whilst maximising user comfort and ease of access
- We aim to provide dignity in care
Profiling beds (profile beds, care beds, nursing beds) get their name from the profiling platform that the mattress is laid on. A profiling bed can be adjusted to reposition and support the elderly or disabled user, making them popular for use in care homes and domestic enviroments. The mattress platform on an electric profiling bed has a knee-break and a head/back section, enabling the user to sit up in bed and raise their legs. Electric profile beds are also height-adjustable beds (rise-and-fall/high-low), meaning they can be lowered to ease access and transfer, and raised to assist carers in nursing the user.
Beds are available as low, wide, cot and with or without side rails. Advancements in design mean that beds are aesthetically pleasing, retaining an attractive domestic feel and more comfortable for individuals when profiling. Sections of the beds are strengthened for extended performance and reliability and all have improved the integral leg extensions with safety features to prevent entrapment.
Manoeuvrability is straightforward as most beds have four braked castors fitted and electronic beds have
Selecting a Bed
When selecting a bed it is important to consider the specific needs of the individual to ensure that the appropriate profiling bed is chosen. For example, someone with a very complex health condition may require a specific and highly supportive electric profiling bed whilst those with less complex conditions may require assistance in achieving a sitting position and getting in and out of bed.
Profiling beds are primarily designed to be a comfortable and ergonomic place for people to sleep, however they can also provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals whose conditions mean they need to spend a large proportion of their time in bed. Whilst offering an improved quality of life, electric profiling beds can also provide healthcare benefits to those that use them.
Some of the benefits
A Knee Break
provides a pivot point at the knee to allow the thigh and lower leg to articulate. Also when elevating the back rest, the knee break should be activated first to prevent sliding down the bed. This sliding action can cause shear forces and for those at risk of developing pressure ulcers (or bed sores) can contribute towards skin damage. The knee break can also be used to fully support the thigh and lower leg in a comfortable and stable position, which can help alleviate pressure on the heel area.
Elevating the legs can reduce fluid and improve venous health by reducing blood pressure and circulation in the lower limbs. Elevation is particularly beneficial for people with conditions that affect circulation in their lower limbs such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.
offers a method of raising into a seated position and incremental positioning. It is also used to achieve a semi-recumbent position which can promote respiratory function. This may be beneficial for people with conditions such as Asthma, Emphysema and COPD.