Profiling Care Beds

Profiling care beds ease access and transfers by aiding mobility and nursing care. Also including electric backrest, leg rest and high-low height adjustment.

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What is a profiling bed?

Profiling care beds are used in care homes and private homes to help elderly and disabled users with mobility and support, whilst also assisting carers with nursing. Electric profiling beds get their name from their profiling mattress platform, which allows users to raise the backrest to sit up in bed and raise the footrest and knee-break to elevate their legs.

Profiling beds are also height adjustable which allows the whole bed to raise and lower, and some models have a lilting function called Trendelenburg. All functions are operated electrically through a wired handset which can be clipped onto the side of the bed. It should be noted here that the Trendelenburg feature should only be used under care supervision or by a healthcare professional.

Beds may also be chosen with side rails at either side of the mattress platform which can be raised and lowered to help prevent falls from the bed. We also have a range of separate bed rails for purchase in our accessories section.

Frequently Asked Questions About Profiling Care Beds

The different types of profiling beds

There are many different types of profiling beds available on the market now, so there truly is something for every need. Profiling Beds are also referred to as: 

  • Care beds
  • Nursing beds
  • Medical beds
  • Disability beds
  • Dementia beds
  • Community beds
  • Care Home beds
  • Home care beds
  • Height adjustable beds
  • High low beds
  • Beds with side rails. 

If you need a little more advice about which bed is best for you, contact our expert team today.

Standard height

Standard height profiling beds are the most common type of profiling bed. In their lowest position, they are around 40cm from the floor which is a similar height to a normal divan bed. When raised to their highest position they are around 80 cm from the floor, the height of a carer’s waist level to facilitate nursing for the user on the bed. Our Classic profiling bed features a standard height range.

Low height

Low height profiling beds can be lowered much closer to the floor, around 20cm away. This creates a safe sleeping height when side rails are not suitable for users and also offers more flexibility when getting in and out of the bed. However, low profiling beds can only be raised to around 60cm high meaning a carer would have to bend over the bed to nurse the patient. 

A popular example of a low height bed is our Opera Classic Low Profiling Bed. Our Opera Solo Profiling Bed has an ultra-low floor height, which is good for vulnerable users, also providing added safety without the risk of bed falls.

All-in-one height

All-in-one-height profiling beds are low and standard height beds combined into one bed, hence the name. They have an extensive height range of around 20 cm – 80 cm which mean users get the benefits of a low sleeping/access height as well as a high nursing height. We have a wide range of all-in-one height profiling beds available - why not check out our Opera Signature Profiling Beds?

Wide profiling beds

Wide profiling beds are typically around 4ft wide and are ideal for users who require additional room when in bed. A 4ft wide bed is classed as an extra wide single bed or small double bed. Our Opera Signature Bariatric Profiling Bed is perfect for those needing a wider fit.

We also have profiling beds available in a wide single fit, which are slightly bigger than the traditional 3ft single size (3ft 6). Our dual profiling beds can also accommodate two people, so you can continue to share a bed with your partner or spouse if care circumstances change. 

What are some of the main features of our profiling beds?

Developed and manufactured by in the UK, Opera® profiling beds are recognized across the care sector for balancing attractive design with advanced clinical features to a high quality. We also offer a bespoke design service, so you can match up your sleeping arrangements with your personality.

Here are some of the main reasons why carers and care operators choose Opera® profiling beds:

What are the main benefits of using an Opera® profiling bed?

When purchasing one of our profiling beds, you'll want to know what makes our products more advantageous than a standard bed.

As profiling beds are height adjustable, they are perfect for helping those who need a little more assistance in their daily lives. Both single and double profiling beds are available, meaning you don't have to worry about being away from your partner or spouse either. 

If you need a little more advice about why you should choose one of our beds, we've created this next section to show you some of the core benefits of using a profiling bed. And if you decide they're not quite right for you, we also have an extensive range of other bed types available too!

Health and Comfort

Of course, one of the main reasons that people choose to buy profiling beds is due to the health benefits they can add to your life. These fantastic pieces of furniture can help ease pain and improve care for a variety of different conditions, useful for people suffering from a huge range of illnesses. 

When buying a new hospital profiling bed, it's important to make sure that the bed you choose is right for your needs. Different types of beds can help with different health conditions - at Opera Beds, we have a wide range of beds available, so you should find something suitable within our collection.

If you find that you’re not quite sure what’s right for you, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!

Some of the ailments our profiling beds can help with include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Insomnia
  • Conditions that cause breathing difficulties
  • Recovery following a stroke
  • Parkinson's & Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Skin conditions (and subsequent infections)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some beds are designed to help with slightly different conditions, so it's a good idea to do some research first before making a decision on which item to buy. For example, our Opera Signature Bariatric Profiling Beds are perfect for those with bariatric conditions or who need additional bed space.

Profiling beds have extra safety features built into them that conventional beds don't have, making them the best choice for a selection of different needs. We also sell a range of different accessories that can be added to your bed set-up if you wish, useful for enhancing the overall user comfort and safety.

Adjustable Settings

One key benefit of a profiling bed is the profiling mattress platform. This allows you to change the position of the bed to maximise your comfort, featuring a range of height and position combinations.

This is true of both manual conventional profiling beds and their electric variations, so no matter which type you go for, you're sure to feel at home. With a manual bed, a foot pump is usually required to adjust the structure, whereas electric beds are controlled via the use of a handset. 

Adjusting your bed regularly can also help with circulation and respiratory issues, adding another health benefit.

Our Opera Solo Profiling Bed is one example of these fantastic adjustable height beds. It lowers down to 11cm, reducing the need for side rails and making it perfect for dementia users. This bed can also be raised up to 73.5cm to allow for nursing care and unrestricted hoist access.

Increased Autonomy and Accessibility

One of the key advantages of using our profiling beds is that they are much more accessible than standard beds, particularly if the user has a health condition. These convenient designs make getting in and out of bed a lot easier and improve your quality of life.

By investing in one of our hospital profiling beds, you can retain your independence and confidence, giving you or your loved ones more peace of mind along the way.

There are beds available for every need, allowing you to get the care you need in the comfort of your home. Our Opera Signature Profiling Bed range features a choice of three width and an all-in-one height, making it perfectly suited for any kind of nursing care. 

Choose an Opera® profiling bed

Developed and manufactured here in the UK, Opera profiling beds are well recognised within the care sector for balancing attractive design and advanced nursing functionality. Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to guide you into the most suited solution for your needs. 

Here are some reasons why users, carers and family members choose Opera premium profiling beds:

  • Extensive height range to accommodate varying care needs
  • Approved by NHS and present on NHS supply chain
  • Various beds reviewed and approved by Occupational Therapists (OT's)
  • Range of stylish and customisable designs to suit any interior 
  • 10 night home trial across any bed and mattress
  • 3-5 year parts and labour warranties backed by in-house Opera product support team 
  • Extensive range of profiling bed options to suit now and future care needs


If you’d like to find out a little more about which bed type might be right for you, get in touch today!

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