Rotating Hospital Beds

Our rotating hospital beds are made to be used by elderly and disabled individuals with limited mobility. Each bed has a profiling mattress platform that can be turned and adjusted to form a chair, allowing the user to enter or exit the bed without assistance.

The chair beds are height adjustable using a scissor mechanism that lifts and lowers the mattresses and bed via a wireless handset. Our customers occasionally refer to these types of beds as spinning beds.

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Rotational Hospital Bed FAQs & Buying Guide


What is an electrically operated rotating bed?

A rotational chair bed is a type of electrically operated adjustable bed that allows the user or their carer to independently control lying position as well as seating to standing positions optimising independence and mobility.

Rotating beds are moved via an integrated motorised mechanism that can not only be adjusted into different positions by raising the backrest and head and offer height adjustment whilst using the bed, but can also be rotated so as to allow for ease of transfer from the bed to other care equipment such as a wheelchair or simply to a standing position. 

Turning bed are one of the most innovative hospital bed designs ever created. The best adjustable bed models have been installed in many hospitals and are very suitable for nursing home environments to help those whom have restricted mobility and are unable to stand up independently, to improve quality of life and increase mobility. The mattress platform that becomes the chair function, provides stability and support allowing patients to more easily lift themselves out of bed with minimal assistance from nurses or carers making it an excellent choice for both residential and at home care.

The Apollo Saturn Rotating bed is unique and the only rotating bed that features and can offer these functions. We can offer a range of mattresses and pillows with each model all suitable for the profiling action of the chair bed.

When should a rotational bed be used?

Getting out of bed if injured or elderly poses a huge amount of challenges. In many cases, it is important for recovery and overall health to get a good amount of rest. Therefore a rotating chair bed is ideal as it can provide support in both sleeping and seated positions. In fact, it’s main benefit is the ease in which it transfers between these two configurations. 

Rotational chair beds should be used to reduce unnecessary strain and stress whilst increasing mobility and independence. However, before you invest in one, consider the following:

  • Do you have great difficulty to independently lift getting out of your current bed?
  • How easily can you move from an upright seated position to a standing position with minimal assistance?
  • Can you walk around independently without the aid of a walker or hoist?
  • Do you require a carer or family member to assist in standing or walking activities such as getting from bed to the bathroom? 

Answering these questions will help you to understand what necessary functions you require from a hospital bed and whether the rotational chair bed is the right fit for your specific needs.

Will the furniture need rearranging to make sufficient space for this bed?

A rotating bed typically takes up about as much space as a traditional bed, making it the perfect option for an at home care environment that may not be specifically designed with patient care in mind. Whilst there are different size and mattress width options available to suit different needs, a rotational mattress is not necessarily any less bulky than its traditional counterparts.

When providing at home care, Access is important that obstructions and obstacles are kept to a minimum. For maximum manoeuvrability of the bed, improved mobility and easier transfer it may be a good idea to keep the room the bed is stored in free of unnecessary clutter. However, replacing a regular bed with a rotating bed on it's own is unlikely to cause a huge space issue.

What are the patient benefits of rotating chair beds?

The biggest benefit of a rotating bed for patients is greater control over their own movement and mobility needs. With a rotating bed, patients can position themselves in any uncomfortable situation without having to call for assistance or help. This gives them more independence and ownership of their lives while improving their overall comfort level!

Rotoflex beds provide a more dignified alternative to other specialised transferring equipment such as hoists and slings. When comfortable and able to shift positions on their own, it is likely that patients will sleep better. This means less time spent waking up in pain or discomfort with stiffness from being stuck in one position too long, as well as increased user safety and quality of life overall.

What are the benefits of a rotating chair bed for a caregiver?

The independence and greater mobility offered to patients through the use of rotoflex bed means that there is less pressure on carers during the night as immediate patient needs are cared for. This means they'll have more restful sleep themselves and are better able to focus on giving patients the best care possible outside of sleeping hours.

Rotational beds are constructed from durable, high-quality materials such as steel and head and foot ends/headboard made of wood, making them not only aesthetically pleasing but also easy to maintain and clean if you are a caregiver. The adjustable rails and mechanical features that may be included with the bed means that caregivers can provide high quality care with minimal stress and physical strain.

Purchase prices start at £3500 excluding delivery costs. Our range of rotate or rotoflex beds range can be delivered after purchase with a full support delivery package tailored to support your needs and room situations with room placement deliver as an extra cost. the bed can also be set to rotate to a specific side either right or left. For a price contact Shelden Healthcare UK. High weight limits for users too. This bed is not sold as a double bed.