Help to find a suitable electric bed

My wife suffers with OA in multiple joints. A major problem is getting out of bed, from laying down to sitting with her feet on the floor. She doesn't want any form of apparatus to pull herself up and I'm trying to find an electric bed that will bring her up from lying flat to sitting upright, i.e a 90 degree riser.

The only ones I can find only rise to 45 degrees - am I looking for something that doesn't exist?

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  • Grandad
    Grandad Member Posts: 5

    I should have added that we do not want one of the £5,000 plus ones that convert to a swing round chair - just a basic one with a 90 degree riser.

  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,714

    There are loads of beds out there that would be suitable for you, I just put "electric bed" into Google and came up with a plethora. My bed is electrically operated and the back goes from flat to virtually upright. You could get hold of a bed specialist and pose the question to them. Plus if you contact Adult Social Care at your Council they may be able to help with both the specification and even give you one on loan albeit dependant upon financial means. They will send OTs out to do an assessment and will be able to suggest other things to help around the house.

  • Grandad
    Grandad Member Posts: 5

    Thanks. You say "virtually upright", can you give an idea of the angle?

    I posted here after spending many hours on Google. The illustration of every bed that I looked at showed a 45 degree lift. If they go steeper than this it's never mentioned in the specification.

    The next step is to ask some of the suppliers exactly how far their beds rise.

  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,714

    Not quite 90 but more than 45, I don't have a protractor so can't be anymore specific, sorry. Like I said best to go to a supplier and try several out in the shop which is what I did. There are several around that do electric beds and a lot of retailers specialising in stuff for the disabled.