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Beds for the Elderly - Complete Guide
Last updated: 01 Feb, 23
6 Min

Beds for the Elderly - Complete Guide

Getting quality sleep is important at any age but even more so when you get older. Your sleep pattern can change and so can your health and mobility over the...

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Beds for the Elderly - Complete Guide

Getting quality sleep is important at any age but even more so when you get older. Your sleep pattern can change and so can your health and mobility over the...

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Split Adjustable Beds and Their Benefits
Last updated: 25 Jan, 23
3 Min

Split Adjustable Beds and Their Benefits

Split adjustable beds (also known as dual or twin adjustable beds) are designed for two people and have two adjustable bases/actions and mattresses making up the one bed. This means that each...

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Split Adjustable Beds and Their Benefits

Split adjustable beds (also known as dual or twin adjustable beds) are designed for two people and have two adjustable bases/actions and mattresses making up the one bed. This means that each...

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Multiple Sclerosis: How an Adjustable Bed Can Help
Last updated: 20 Jan, 23
5 Min

Multiple Sclerosis: How an Adjustable Bed Can Help

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition that leads to a neurological disease which can affect the brain and spinal cord. With MS, the body’s immune...

Medical Conditions

Multiple Sclerosis: How an Adjustable Bed Can Help

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition that leads to a neurological disease which can affect the brain and spinal cord. With MS, the body’s immune...

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Huntington's Disease and Suitable Care Beds
Last updated: 20 Jan, 23
3 Min

Huntington's Disease and Suitable Care Beds

Huntington's disease is a severe health condition which affects the functionality of the brain. Learn more about the disease and how a care bed could help.

Medical Conditions

Huntington's Disease and Suitable Care Beds

Huntington's disease is a severe health condition which affects the functionality of the brain. Learn more about the disease and how a care bed could help.

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Should I Sleep with My Legs Elevated?
Last updated: 20 Jan, 23
6 Min

Should I Sleep with My Legs Elevated?

Sleeping with your legs lifted or elevated has many benefits. You may choose to sleep in this position to ease an existing issue or prevent future problems with your body....

Better Sleep

Should I Sleep with My Legs Elevated?

Sleeping with your legs lifted or elevated has many benefits. You may choose to sleep in this position to ease an existing issue or prevent future problems with your body....

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How Zero Gravity Can Help Your Sleep
Last updated: 20 Jan, 23
2 Min

How Zero Gravity Can Help Your Sleep

Developed by NASA, the Zero Gravity position was created to keep astronauts comfortable and protect their bodies, in particular the spine, from the significant forces they experience during space travel....

Better Sleep

How Zero Gravity Can Help Your Sleep

Developed by NASA, the Zero Gravity position was created to keep astronauts comfortable and protect their bodies, in particular the spine, from the significant forces they experience during space travel....

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Helpful Tips If You’re Debating a Care Home for a Loved One
Last updated: 19 Jan, 23
3 Min

Helpful Tips If You’re Debating a Care Home for...

Deciding whether a care home is the right choice for loved one isn’t easy. It’s a big life-changing decision and – understandably – one that is charged with a lot...

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Helpful Tips If You’re Debating a Care Home for a Loved One

Deciding whether a care home is the right choice for loved one isn’t easy. It’s a big life-changing decision and – understandably – one that is charged with a lot...

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What to Expect When You’re Discharged from an NHS Hospital
Last updated: 06 Dec, 22
4 Min

What to Expect When You’re Discharged from an N...

Knowing what to expect when being discharged from an NHS hospital can make the experience a lot easier for you or your loved one. The discharge process differs slightly between hospitals and depends on...

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What to Expect When You’re Discharged from an NHS Hospital

Knowing what to expect when being discharged from an NHS hospital can make the experience a lot easier for you or your loved one. The discharge process differs slightly between hospitals and depends on...

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Hospital bed for home
Last updated: 06 Dec, 22
7 Min

Coming Out of Hospital? How to Get a Bed for Home

Are you or a loved one due to come out of hospital soon? You’ve probably been given a list of assistive equipment by your care team, including a hospital bed...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Coming Out of Hospital? How to Get a Bed for Home

Are you or a loved one due to come out of hospital soon? You’ve probably been given a list of assistive equipment by your care team, including a hospital bed...

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What Does my Warranty Include?
Last updated: 02 Dec, 22
3 Min

What Does my Warranty Include?

Purchasing a profiling or adjustable bed is a big investment, so when you take home an Opera bed, we want to ensure you have a warranty at no additional cost for extra peace...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

What Does my Warranty Include?

Purchasing a profiling or adjustable bed is a big investment, so when you take home an Opera bed, we want to ensure you have a warranty at no additional cost for extra peace...

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Why You Should Manage Bed Rail Safety
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
2 Min

Why You Should Manage Bed Rail Safety

In April this year, a North West NHS Foundation Trust was fined £100,000 for failing to properly manage the use of bed side rails at its hospitals. The court who...

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Why You Should Manage Bed Rail Safety

In April this year, a North West NHS Foundation Trust was fined £100,000 for failing to properly manage the use of bed side rails at its hospitals. The court who...

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Boost Resident Memory and Morale with a Library
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
2 Min

Boost Resident Memory and Morale with a Library

Take a look at how care home libraries and research are highlighting the huge benefits of having a community library. In particular, these reading groups are helping residents with dementia. Care homes...

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Boost Resident Memory and Morale with a Library

Take a look at how care home libraries and research are highlighting the huge benefits of having a community library. In particular, these reading groups are helping residents with dementia. Care homes...

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SSKIN: 5 Steps to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
2 Min

SSKIN: 5 Steps to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

Even though there have been improvements in pressure ulcer/bed sore prevention across many UK care facilities, pressure ulcers continue to affect approximately 20% of all patients in hospitals, nursing homes and residential...

Pressure Care & Tissue Viability

SSKIN: 5 Steps to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

Even though there have been improvements in pressure ulcer/bed sore prevention across many UK care facilities, pressure ulcers continue to affect approximately 20% of all patients in hospitals, nursing homes and residential...

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The orthopaedic benefits of an electric bed
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
1 Min

The orthopaedic benefits of an electric bed

Electric beds provide you with several orthopaedic benefits thanks to their adjustable lying surface. The electric backrest and legrest allow you to properly position your neck, back...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

The orthopaedic benefits of an electric bed

Electric beds provide you with several orthopaedic benefits thanks to their adjustable lying surface. The electric backrest and legrest allow you to properly position your neck, back...

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The Cost of Pressure Care
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
8 Min

The Cost of Pressure Care

Pressure ulcers are the most expensive chronic wound in the NHS, costing an estimated £3.8 million per day1. Meanwhile, the number of people living with a pressure ulcer has risen...

Pressure Care & Tissue Viability

The Cost of Pressure Care

Pressure ulcers are the most expensive chronic wound in the NHS, costing an estimated £3.8 million per day1. Meanwhile, the number of people living with a pressure ulcer has risen...

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Electric Blankets and Adjustable Beds
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
2 Min

Electric Blankets and Adjustable Beds

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

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Electric Blankets and Adjustable Beds

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

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Funding and Financing Your New Adjustable Bed
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
2 Min

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...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

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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Assess Pressure Ulcers with PURPOSE-T
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
1 Min

Assess Pressure Ulcers with PURPOSE-T

Assessing a pressure ulcer and determining which stage it fits into can be tricky. However, PURPOSE-T allows healthcare professionals to complete three steps in order to identify adults at risk of...

Pressure Care & Tissue Viability

Assess Pressure Ulcers with PURPOSE-T

Assessing a pressure ulcer and determining which stage it fits into can be tricky. However, PURPOSE-T allows healthcare professionals to complete three steps in order to identify adults at risk of...

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Where to Hire a Hospital Bed for Short-Term Care
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
4 Min

Where to Hire 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...

Independence at Home

Where to Hire 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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‘The AutoTurn is Invaluable': Royal British Legion Case Study
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
3 Min

‘The AutoTurn is Invaluable': Royal British Leg...

The Royal British Legion (RBL) are a national charity that support the Armed Forces community. With over 180,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities, the RBL...

Pressure Care & Tissue Viability

‘The AutoTurn is Invaluable': Royal British Legion Case Study

The Royal British Legion (RBL) are a national charity that support the Armed Forces community. With over 180,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities, the RBL...

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How to Care for Your New Mattress
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
4 Min

How to Care for Your New Mattress

The care routine for your adjustable mattress will be similar to that of a regular mattress, but with some extra considerations. Your routine will also depend on whether you have...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

How to Care for Your New Mattress

The care routine for your adjustable mattress will be similar to that of a regular mattress, but with some extra considerations. Your routine will also depend on whether you have...

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Staying Together: Choosing a Bed When Your Partner Needs Care
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
2 Min

Staying Together: Choosing a Bed When Your Part...

Should you or your spouse/partner require a care bed, it can be an upheaval after years of sleeping together in a regular double bed. Here are some options you should...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Staying Together: Choosing a Bed When Your Partner Needs Care

Should you or your spouse/partner require a care bed, it can be an upheaval after years of sleeping together in a regular double bed. Here are some options you should...

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Adjustable Bed Buying Guide
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
9 Min

Buying Guide: Opera® Adjustable Beds

In this guide, we look at the Opera range of electric adjustable beds and make you aware of the key considerations to bear in mind when choosing and purchasing a...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Buying Guide: Opera® Adjustable Beds

In this guide, we look at the Opera range of electric adjustable beds and make you aware of the key considerations to bear in mind when choosing and purchasing a...

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Opera® Pressure Care Mattress Buying Guide
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
6 Min

Opera® Pressure Care Mattress Buying Guide

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...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Opera® Pressure Care Mattress Buying Guide

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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The Complete Guide to Pressure Ulcers
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
5 Min

The Complete Guide to Pressure Ulcers

A pressure sore or commonly know as a bedsore is an injury which starts on the surface of the skin and then can progress further into the tissue...

Pressure Care & Tissue Viability

The Complete Guide to Pressure Ulcers

A pressure sore or commonly know as a bedsore is an injury which starts on the surface of the skin and then can progress further into the tissue...

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The Differences Between Luxury and Standard Adjustable Beds
Last updated: 08 Nov, 22
2 Min

The Differences Between Luxury and Standard Adj...

Adjustable beds themselves are worth the investment, and this is down to the wealth of benefits they have. Sleeping on an adjustable bed helps get a better quality of sleep...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

The Differences Between Luxury and Standard Adjustable Beds

Adjustable beds themselves are worth the investment, and this is down to the wealth of benefits they have. Sleeping on an adjustable bed helps get a better quality of sleep...

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Buying Guide: Opera® Profiling Beds
Last updated: 29 Sep, 22
8 Min

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...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

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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Trendelenburg and Anti-Trendelenburg Explained
Last updated: 29 Sep, 22
2 Min

Trendelenburg and Anti-Trendelenburg Explained

The Trendelenburg position is a feature integrated into most profiling and adjustable beds. The position places the person’s head down and elevates the feet, so their whole body is sloping down...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Trendelenburg and Anti-Trendelenburg Explained

The Trendelenburg position is a feature integrated into most profiling and adjustable beds. The position places the person’s head down and elevates the feet, so their whole body is sloping down...

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How Much Does a Hospital Bed Cost?
Last updated: 21 Jul, 22
4 Min

How Much Does a Hospital Bed Cost?

Hospital-type beds are used in a variety of applications from hospitals themselves to community care homes and private use at home. They can cost anything from £800 right up to...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

How Much Does a Hospital Bed Cost?

Hospital-type beds are used in a variety of applications from hospitals themselves to community care homes and private use at home. They can cost anything from £800 right up to...

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Buying Guide: Rotating Chair Beds
Last updated: 21 Jul, 22
5 Min

Buying Guide: Rotating 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.

Independence at Home

Buying Guide: Rotating 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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7 Ways to Boost Resident Occupancy in Care Homes
Last updated: 21 Jul, 22
3 Min

7 Ways to Boost Resident Occupancy in Care Homes

Having good resident occupancy is essential for any care home to be financially sustainable. There is a lot of cost when it comes to running a care home – from...

Care Provider Support

7 Ways to Boost Resident Occupancy in Care Homes

Having good resident occupancy is essential for any care home to be financially sustainable. There is a lot of cost when it comes to running a care home – from...

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Care Home Activity Ideas That Are Great for Groups
Last updated: 21 Jul, 22
2 Min

Care Home Activity Ideas That Are Great for Groups

When planning activities for your care home, it can be tricky to find something that suits everyone. It’s important to keep things engaging and fun, while at the same time making...

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Care Home Activity Ideas That Are Great for Groups

When planning activities for your care home, it can be tricky to find something that suits everyone. It’s important to keep things engaging and fun, while at the same time making...

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Male care home resident using a profiling bed and automated turning system
Last updated: 21 Jul, 22
2 Min

The Benefits of Automated Turning vs Manual Tur...

Turning is an essential part of preventing pressure ulcers for care home residents. Pressure sores are painful and can lead to life-threatening complications. This guide looks at the benefits of...

Pressure Care & Tissue Viability

The Benefits of Automated Turning vs Manual Turning

Turning is an essential part of preventing pressure ulcers for care home residents. Pressure sores are painful and can lead to life-threatening complications. This guide looks at the benefits of...

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Can My Bed Cause Lower Back Pain?
Last updated: 15 Jun, 22
4 Min

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...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

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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Do You Need Help Getting Out of Bed?
Last updated: 26 May, 22
3 Min

Do You Need Help Getting Out of Bed?

As we get older, we start to face more and more challenges throughout our daily lives. Once simple tasks such as getting ourselves out of bed in the morning can...

Independence at Home

Do You Need Help Getting Out of Bed?

As we get older, we start to face more and more challenges throughout our daily lives. Once simple tasks such as getting ourselves out of bed in the morning can...

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Installation Guide: Opera® Profiling Beds
Last updated: 26 May, 22
2 Min

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...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

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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What Size are Hospital Beds?
Last updated: 26 May, 22
2 Min

What Size are Hospital Beds?

Hospital beds come in a variety of lengths and widths but generally the bed will be 3 ft wide and 6 ft 6 long. Read this short article to learn...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

What Size are Hospital Beds?

Hospital beds come in a variety of lengths and widths but generally the bed will be 3 ft wide and 6 ft 6 long. Read this short article to learn...

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Can I Use My Own Mattress on an Opera Adjustable Bed?
Last updated: 24 May, 22
2 Min

Can I Use My Own Mattress on an Opera Adjustabl...

If you already have an adjustable mattress, it may be suitable for an Opera adjustable bed. It’s always worth checking with the supplier just in case. However, if your current...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Can I Use My Own Mattress on an Opera Adjustable Bed?

If you already have an adjustable mattress, it may be suitable for an Opera adjustable bed. It’s always worth checking with the supplier just in case. However, if your current...

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Dementia: Facts, Guidance and How Our Beds Help
Last updated: 18 May, 22
9 Min

Dementia: Facts, Guidance and How Our Beds Help

Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain and leads to serious impairment of cognitive function (memory loss, poor coordination, emotional instability etc.). In this guide we explore how it...

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Dementia: Facts, Guidance and How Our Beds Help

Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain and leads to serious impairment of cognitive function (memory loss, poor coordination, emotional instability etc.). In this guide we explore how it...

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The Opera Range: A Guide to Our Beds
Last updated: 10 Mar, 22
3 Min

The Opera Range: A Guide to Our Beds

Here at Opera we offer a range of beds and accessories to suit different care and lifestyle needs. So how are the beds different? Or do our electric beds all...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

The Opera Range: A Guide to Our Beds

Here at Opera we offer a range of beds and accessories to suit different care and lifestyle needs. So how are the beds different? Or do our electric beds all...

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How do adjustable beds work title image
Last updated: 02 Mar, 22
2 Min

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...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

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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How big are bariatric beds?
Last updated: 01 Mar, 22
2 Min

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...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

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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Choosing the Right Adjustable Bed for You
Last updated: 01 Mar, 22
5 Min

Choosing the Right 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...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Choosing the Right 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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Signature Comfort: The Profiling Bed with Style
Last updated: 01 Mar, 22
1 Min

Signature Comfort: The Profiling Bed with Style

We're excited to announce the launch of our Signature Comfort Profiling Bed, a stylish new bed that seamlessly combines the functionality of a care bed with modern, homely design.

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Signature Comfort: The Profiling Bed with Style

We're excited to announce the launch of our Signature Comfort Profiling Bed, a stylish new bed that seamlessly combines the functionality of a care bed with modern, homely design.

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How Paying for Elderly Care Works Across the UK
Last updated: 01 Mar, 22
3 Min

How Paying for Elderly Care Works Across the UK

The social care system in the UK addresses many aspects of care for the elderly. Types of care include help to live independently at home with assistance in simple tasks...

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How Paying for Elderly Care Works Across the UK

The social care system in the UK addresses many aspects of care for the elderly. Types of care include help to live independently at home with assistance in simple tasks...

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Arthritis: How an Adjustable Bed Can Help
Last updated: 01 Mar, 22
6 Min

Arthritis: How an Adjustable Bed Can Help

Arthritis is a common health condition that causes joint pain and inflammation. In this guide, I'll be covering the condition in more detail and will look at ways we can...

Independence at Home

Arthritis: How an Adjustable Bed Can Help

Arthritis is a common health condition that causes joint pain and inflammation. In this guide, I'll be covering the condition in more detail and will look at ways we can...

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Side Rails for Beds: Do I Need Them?
Last updated: 24 Feb, 22
2 Min

Side Rails for Beds: Do I Need Them?

Side rails play an essential role in keeping vulnerable people safe when in bed. Bed safety rails can prevent a person with dementia or cognitive dysfunction from attempting to get out of...

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Side Rails for Beds: Do I Need Them?

Side rails play an essential role in keeping vulnerable people safe when in bed. Bed safety rails can prevent a person with dementia or cognitive dysfunction from attempting to get out of...

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Video: Opera® Profiling Bed Transportation System
Last updated: 02 Feb, 22
1 Min

Video: Opera® Profiling Bed Transportation System

This video shows one our engineers using the bed transportation system to move an assembled profiling bed with ease whilst using a very safe procedure.

Opera Beds & Mattresses

Video: Opera® Profiling Bed Transportation System

This video shows one our engineers using the bed transportation system to move an assembled profiling bed with ease whilst using a very safe procedure.

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Help a Loved One with Dementia Remain Independent
Last updated: 02 Feb, 22
3 Min

Help a Loved One with Dementia Remain Independent

Caring for a loved one with dementia that is living alone presents many challenges for us as caregivers. It is essential you put the necessary arrangements in place to ensure...

Care Provider Support

Help a Loved One with Dementia Remain Independent

Caring for a loved one with dementia that is living alone presents many challenges for us as caregivers. It is essential you put the necessary arrangements in place to ensure...

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Alexa Promotes Independence for the Elderly and Disabled
Last updated: 02 Feb, 22
2 Min

Alexa Promotes Independence for the Elderly and...

Hampshire County Council is the first local authority to use voice recognition technology to support elderly and disabled residents receiving care at home. Working with Amazon, the council is trialling...

Independence at Home

Alexa Promotes Independence for the Elderly and Disabled

Hampshire County Council is the first local authority to use voice recognition technology to support elderly and disabled residents receiving care at home. Working with Amazon, the council is trialling...

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