03-May-2016 | Press,Knowledge-Hub
Aged Care facilities and Hospitals are consistently aiming at the reduction of the risk of falls and injury to
In the bedroom of these facilities, previously High-Low beds were used with railing to ensure that elderly patients did not fall out of beds and injure themselves. While these beds moved up and down, the height was not low enough to prevent injury. However, the railing that was used to keep patients in creating an issue where patients were not able to get out of bed when they wished, thereby entrapping them or otherwise causing an increased risk of falls when elderly residents tried to climb over the rails. In 1999 bed rail entrapment rules were added to the national standard AS/NZS 3200.2.38:2007 dictating that such railing must be removed from beds.
This created a need for a better solution as accidental falls from such heights could potentially be fatal. Lo-lo beds were introduced to alleviate this problem. A Lo
The new innovative design that has recently been adopted by HFA has managed to get around the issue of the ‘tombstone’, completely eliminating it, yet still allowing the Lolo bed to come down to the very low level of 130mm to the top of