Medical Trapeze for Hospital Beds
A trapeze bar for hospital beds is an assistive device that provides needed leverage when getting in and out of bed on your own is difficult. With some upper body strength, using a trapeze, can facilitate sitting up as well as transferring to a wheelchair or bedside commode. Hospital bed trapeze designs center on a triangular shaped handle used for gripping that is levered to either a wall or bed mounted bracket or a base that sits on the floor. Because the trapeze will be bearing the weight of the user, it must be chosen carefully and must specifically state that it can handle at least that amount of weight. These types of trapeze can be used not only with hospital beds, but also in nursing care facilities and residential homes.
Medical Trapeze Product Options
Medical trapezes come in three main varieties: bed mounted, wall mounted, or base mounted. A bed trapeze is less cumbersome than a floor design. When considering a trapeze that attaches to the bed, often at the headboard, be sure to check for any specific requirements. A wall mounted trapeze
attached directly to the ceiling above the bed or on the adjacent wall. These trapezes are more extensive to install and are more permanent. Base mounted trapeze provides the most flexibility because it is mounted to moveable, crane-like frames. Each trapeze serves the same function, but provides different levels of weight capacity and usability. Learn more about mobility trapeze bars by clicking here