Patients who are no longer able to stand up alone require intensive mobilisation at least twice a day (sitting in their chair). Moving a patient from the bed to a chair is carried out by one or two members of the care staff. The time required to do this requires approximately 5 to 6 minutes twice a day per carer.
With the Specialbed for sit and rise multi-positional bed, the patient can stay in bed as the Specialbed for sit and rise bed can be moved into a sitting position by using a hand-held device. This means that the patient can sit up in bed or on the edge of the bed in the same way as he would sit in an easy chair or on a chair at a table. Many patients can operate the Specialbed for sit and rise multi-positional bed without assistance, meaning that they do not need a carer to help them to sit up. Mobilisation can then be achieved several times a day. If the patient does not have the mental capacity to use the control device, only one carer is needed for mobilisation.
As only one person is needed to care for bedridden patients, carers do not have to arrange times to mobilise patients together. In addition, the Specialbed for sit and rise multi-positional bed can also be operated by the patient’s visitors. This means that the Specialbed for sit and rise bed requires a maximum of one carer for mobilisation. This saves at least half the costs associated with mobilisation (one carer instead of two).