bock presents innovative nursing care bed “practico ultra low”

More freedom for restless sleepers: the practico ultra low can be lowered almost to floor level, eliminating the danger posed by falling out of bed.
More freedom for restless sleepers: the practico ultra low can be lowered almost to floor level, eliminating the danger posed by falling out of bed.

Hermann Bock GmbH will debut a completely new category of nursing care beds at the Altenpflege geriatric care trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany (24–26 March 2015). bock “ultra low” beds can be set to single-centimetre heights to allow for comfortable sleeping positions. “We created a new lying surface for the practico ultra low that can be lowered almost to floor level,” says Klaus Bock, the company’s Managing Director. “In doing so, we have tailored the bed even more strongly to the needs of persons who require care and have made restricting measures in the sleeping position, such as side rails, completely unnecessary.” As usual for modern nursing care beds, the bed can be raised and lowered electrically to make it easier for patients to get in and out.

The new ultra lie-low bed can be raised to positions of up to 80 cm to provide residents of care facilities added safety and make the work of nursing staff and caregivers easier. The bed features newly developed aluminium lifting columns in the back and lower leg section, leaving space below for grab rails and lifters.

While traditional lie-low beds with sleep positions of around 25 cm mean added safety for restless sleepers, even falls from this height are still likely to cause injuries. “As a result, nursing staff and caregivers often have to lay out mats at night to reduce the height of falls, especially for the elderly,” Klaus Bock says. “With the practico ultra low, unintentional falls while sleeping are more like rolling out of bed. This floor-level bed makes such safety measures a thing of the past.” The new ultra lie-low beds from Hermann Bock GmbH will be available from summer 2015.