Aiming to be easier to transport, the new beds feature a frame that provides the same durability and safe working load but is up to 100 lb. lighter than current bariatric beds to help make deliveries and assembly safer and less cumbersome. The split slat deck frame offers additional strength and “no-sag” mattress support, and assembly and disassembly are simple and tool-free. The beds come in 42 in., 48 in. and 54 in. widths and support up to 600, 750 and 1,000 lbs., respectively.
“With so many uncertainties in our industry, Drive is dedicated to focusing on real-time solutions for the patients that utilize our equipment as well as our customers,” said Reina Brown, director of product management for Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. “More patients than ever are looking for comfortable, wide sleep surfaces for recovery at home. Space for equipment is limited, and staffing is experiencing shortages. Offering Lightweight Bariatric Beds means more patients can receive the beds they need because providers can more easily deliver and assemble them. It’s a win for everyone.”
Additional features include a glow-in-the-dark hand pendant with easy-to-use controls and brown woodgrain bed ends that are durable and scratch-resistant.