We stock the Orwood "profiling" bed. The "profile" means that both head and feet can be raised. Orwood standard "5-way" actions mean that, instead of two planks at head and feet ends, as with many basic beds, there are extra supports at both ends to give optimal support to the normal human shape. So the 5-Way profile is perfectly suited to provide adjustable support in an infinite number of positions for most people with an independence need. Actions have two main operating parts, the upper body and the lower body sections, with the central section of the bed remaining static - the part of the bed where you place your weight when getting into and out of bed.
Beds are normally supplied with a medium firm pocket sprung mattress but others are available - for more on mattresses click here
. The standard height is 23 inches to the top of the mattress though this can be varied with different height legs (see specification); the standard single bed is 3 foot wide and 6'8" long, though most other widths are available. Full double configurations can also be arranged. Double configurations tend to involve two profiling base actions, so that each person in the bed can control their own side separately and you don't both get lifted up at the same time. Two single bed units can be bolted together (and can therefore be separated back into two single beds) or two actions can be placed in the same bed frame, making it a solid double unit.
Height. The bed is normally supplied with 7 inch legs, which gives a height from floor to the top of a pocket sprung mattress (other mattresses will vary slightly) of 23 inches. However legs can be supplied in sizes of 3 inches to 10 inches, which affects the bed height accordingly. Castors can also be supplied on legs of up to 7 inch height. These are 2 inches in diameter and raise the bed by about 2.5 inches.
Width. A standard single bed is 3 feet wide. The widths available are 2'3", 2'6", 2'9", 3', 3'6", 3'9", 4', 4'6", & 5'.
Maximum User Weight. For a standard motorised action bed this is 19 stone. Heavy duty beds are also available.