Friendly Bed System (Model Fb)
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The Friendly Bed System, model FB, is a bed mobility, transfer and positioning aid designed for use by adults and older children with mobility, neurological, balance, or severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury, arthritis, weakness, or pain in home and other homecare settings. The system has a steel framework that fits queen, double, and twin conventional beds. The frame has two end pieces that are placed beyond a bed’s headboard and footboard (or end if the bed does not have a footboard). The ends are connected by two parallel poles that extend horizontally over the length of the bed, and there is a vertical pole that extends down to the floor from one of the horizontal poles near the head of the bed. The vertical pole can be used as an aid for standing or sitting on the bed. Trapeze bars or other positioning aids can be mounted on the horizontal poles. The frame also extends under the bed for added support and stability. The system requires two headboard posts, and it also works with Hollywood style bed frames (lightweight steel with no footboard). Bed frame rails can be up to 1.25 inches thick. The Friendly Bed System adds two bedside tables, one on each side, at the head of the bed as well as side rails on each side. Both the tables and the side rails are fastened to the under-bed frame. This system also includes an overhead light and a hand remote to control the over-bed light as well as two optional snake lights or two other corded devices in the bedroom. OPTIONS: TV or computer monitor mount for one pole (maximum weight of 45 pounds) that pivots horizontally or vertically (larger televisions can be mounted across both poles); snake light (small or long neck LED version; over-mattress nightstands (13 x 13 inches or 13 by 8.5 inches); transfer bar; bed wedge; over-bed table mounted from pivoting assist rail; battery-powered sling or trolley hoist. DIMENSIONS: The Friendly Bed System adjusts to fit a wide variety of bed sizes. The required under-bed clearance is 5.5 to 9 inches from box spring bottom to floor; the floor to mattress top must be between 31 and 22 inches. The maximum bed length is 96 inches. The clearance required under the headboard for the under-bed supports (HxW) are 2.5 x 40 inches for queen; 2.5 x 36.5 inches for double; and 2.5 x 33 inches for twin. CAPACITY: 400 pounds.
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