Buying Guides & Advice

Hiring a hospital bed for short-term care

Whether its coming home from hospital to recover from surgery or a trip away that is only possible with assistive equipment, there are many reasons why a hospital bed may only be...

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Installation Guide: Opera® Profiling Beds

Opera® profiling beds have been designed to ensure installation in care homes and private homes is as simple as possible. Check out this Installation Guide for a simple, step by...

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How do adjustable beds work? A quick guide

Electric adjustable beds provide you with a lot more flexibility than a traditional bed, allowing you to easily raise or lower the back and leg sections to achieve your perfect...

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Funding and financing your new adjustable bed

Did you know that there are alternative payment options for when you’re buying an adjustable bed with Opera? These options can offer you flexible payments, which allow you to spread...

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How to choose the best electric adjustable bed for you

Choosing the best adjustable bed to suit your needs and lifestyle is essential, but with so many options out there, it can be an overwhelming experience. We’ve rounded up a...

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What mattress is right for my new adjustable bed?

Most standard mattresses are not compatible with adjustable beds, so you’re likely going to have to purchase a mattress with your new electric bed.

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Can I use an electric blanket with my adjustable bed?

Yes, the use of an electric blanket is totally acceptable with our adjustable beds...

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Buying Guide: RotoBed® Rotating/Turning Chair Beds

In this helpful guide we look at Rotating/Turning Chair Beds and provide detailed advice on how to choose the best bed for your needs.

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How does a pressure care mattress work?

Pressure care mattresses work to reduce the pressure between the user’s skin and the mattress surface whilst laying or sitting up in bed. Their purpose is to prevent and even...

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Buying Guide: Opera® Pressure Care Mattresses

In this pressure mattress guide we'll introduce you to the different grades of pressure ulcers and learn about the different types of pressure care mattress and how they apply to different patient needs...

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Buying Guide: Opera® Profiling Beds

In this buying guide, we explore the different types of profiling beds in the Opera® range and highlight all of the key considerations when buying a bed for use in a care...

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What is a bariatric care bed?

Bariatric beds are designed for larger, heavier users, so are generally bigger than a typical bed. A typical single bed is usually 3ft/90cm wide whereas a bariatric bed is usually...

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Can my bed cause lower back pain?

Yes, the bed you sleep on can be causing you lower back pain. On average we spend 8 hours a day in our beds. That’s 56 hours a week. A...

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