Need a bed for your special needs child?
Getting a quality sleep every night is important for all of us, but even more so for children according to The Sleep Council. It’s while they’re asleep that their bodies grow and develop, the brain makes sense of the day’s activities and gets their emotions in check.
Important things to consider when picking a bed for your child.
Types of children beds
As children are notoriously difficult to get to sleep, there are all sorts of different beds available to encourage them to want to go to bed. From standard ground-level beds, to bunk beds and cabin beds – there are a wide variety of designs and some of them can even be configured differently to offer multiple sleeping options. Bed foundations need to be selected for your needs.
- Standard /Manual Beds
These beds have fixed foundations with a fixed height and NO articulation or HI-LO features. The mattress will lie flat on a box spring. Depending on the bed model chosen, you will have more than one choice for positioning that fixed height. SleepSafe Beds offer four height options – BASIC, Low Bed, Medium and Tall Bed. Standard fixed surface bed assures safety for children with special needs, non-ambulatory, medically fragile and people who just need additional security during sleep and nighttime hours.
- Articulating Beds
These come in both electric bed and manual bed articulating features. Either height or platform (the head and/or knee section of the bed) or both can be adjusted with given cranks or via remote. A fully electric bed has fixed height and an electric frame. This reduces the risk of your child’s arm or leg getting entrapped. These are best choices for kids receiving in-home nursing care, without a bed looking like a scary hospital bed. Beds by George offers an absolute design without compromising the features and comfort.
- Height of mattress
Consider a mattress height that will comfortably and safely transfer the special needs child to a wheelchair or other device for therapy. Pressure releif mattresses help to provide comfort and safety for users who stays there longer period of time.
Number of bed accessories including bed rails (adjustable/removable), overbed tables for snacks, and trapezes which assist with transfers. Homecare beds accessories help complete your homecare environment, making it more comfortable and functional.
Our top selling beds-
- Pedicraft Homecare Crib Bed
- Pedicraft Canopy Enclosed Bed
- Dream Series Twin Bed
- The Safety Sleeper Enclosed Canopy Bed
- Noah’s Enclosed Canopy Bed
Space exists between the mattress and bed
Entrapment is a very real concern. It is simply the term meaning the patient has gotten some part of himself stuck or “trapped” in or on any portion of the bed. The FDA in conjunction with other research has determined these areas of entrapment are safety risks to the patient and care needs to be given to minimize or eradicate those risks.
SleepSafe Beds are designed so that the space between the side rails, headboards and footboards and the mattress is nearly non-existent even when the mattress is compressed.
FDA's Potential Zones of Entrapment
This guidance describes seven zones in the hospital bed system where there is a potential for patient entrapment. Entrapment may occur in flat or articulated bed positions, with the rails fully raised or in intermediate positions. Descriptions of the seven entrapment zones appear below.
Zone Description Summary
Zone 1, 2, 3
Zone 5, 6 and 7 are not measured zones. These are shown here only for reference for future reporting of entrapment incidents.
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