How mobility beds improve lives

Mobility beds improve people’s lives on a daily basis; whether a person is elderly or disabled, having the added convenience of a mobility bed can make getting into and out of bed easier. In this guide we look at what mobility beds are and how exactly they help a person in their daily life.

What are mobility beds?

Mobility beds are beds that have electrically operated parts that make getting into, and out of bed easier; they can be changed to have the upper or lower part moved into a higher position, and can additionally be lowered overall to allow people to sit on the bed with having to climb up or drop down onto the mattress.

Because of the wide amount of options in terms of back, leg and upper body position, mobility beds can ease back, neck or leg problems; they can additionally increase circulation.

It is thought that, on average, a person can spend up to a third of their life in bed, so it is vital that your mobility bed not only meets your needs, but is comfortable too. In addition to the impressive features of a standard mobility bed, you should also consider which mattress best suits your needs. Whilst memory form can aid joint pain, some people may prefer an orthopaedic mattress for back problems.

How to choose a mobility bed

With an extremely large range of mobility beds on the market today, choosing the right bed for you can prove to be a difficult task. When looking at what would suit you best, it is important to bear the things in mind that may be causing you trouble. Some common examples include:

• Switching from a lying position to an upright position.

• Turning your legs into and out of the bed.

• Turning over in bed.

• Difficulty getting into the bed due to the height of it.

Ideally you should try out your bed prior to your purchase, and always remember that if you choose the wrong one, you can always return it and find a more suitable one.

For those that have chronic back pain, a mobility bed can allow a person to spend time in bed that is more suitable to the awake hours. Because of the sitting upright positioning, a person can undertake all manner of tasks directly from bed; examples include: reading a magazine or book, operating a laptop and doing paperwork.


The lower range of mobility beds is expected to last anything between 3 and 20 years. Therefore the warranty is usually for 3 years. 

For mobility beds from the mid range the warranty is 20-25 years. First 1-2 years are under full cover and after that the amount of the cover decreases with time. 

For top range mobility beds the warranty is 20-40 years. First 1-5 years - full coverage often followed by decreasing coverage.

Mobility beds undoubtedly help people with all manner of ailments; they can help a person, into and out of bed, in addition to aiding with certain task that people find problematic. The choice of mattress can additionally be an important factor to consider when looking for a bed that will meet your needs and ease your problems.

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