BCVS has recently enhanced its care provision to clients and improved its moving and handling procedures by installing 47 new Age UK Adjustable Beds by Theraposture.
Bathampton Manor - a BCVS care home in Bath
BCVS Homes independently operates the highly respected Bathampton Manor and Greystones residential care homes in Bath, Somerset. BCVS has recently enhanced its care provision to clients and improved its moving and handling procedures by installing 47 new Age UK Adjustable Beds by
With an outstanding reputation, Theraposture is an ethical Wiltshire-based manufacturer that provides electrically operated adjustable beds, chairs and cots. It is trusted to supply Age UK Adjustable Beds in partnership with Age UK Trading CIC. Each bed provides comfort, style and powered assistance for people living with restricted mobility. These aesthetically pleasing beds are ideal for domestic homes and residential care settings where users are looking to sleep more comfortably and need assistance with sitting up or getting out of bed.
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BCVS Homes have selected 47 divan style Buckingham beds with powered height adjustment and profiling and hoist-friendly surrounds. Residents now have greater comfort and carers can assist with reduced risk.
BCVS Homes has nearly 70 years of residential care experience and is a non-profit making organisation that focuses on value and non-nursing services for elderly residents. Both its homes are ethically managed with a client-centric approach – delivered in a homely atmosphere and at a fair fee. Bathampton Manor is a Grade II Listed country Manor House and has 21 beds. Greystones has 26 beds and is close to Wellsway’s local facilities. In total there is a 60 strong care team.
Bathampton Manor front entrance
Residents are now able to regularly adjust their position in bed without the need for carer assistance. This
gives each resident greater independence and improves carer efficiency.
Residents can sit up more easily to read or watch television by raising the head end of their mattress or relieve pressure on their legs by lifting the foot end. At night they are able to adjust their position in bed without straining so a better night’s sleep is achievable. Many find breathing easier when in a slightly elevated position and a higher foot position helps to reduce discomfort, particularly associated with oedema. The variable height feature helps with sitting and standing transfers as residents can remain safer and more stable when getting in and out of bed.
Lizzy - a carer at BCVS
From a care home management point of view, operational performance has been significantly improved by the introduction of these beds. Residents have greater ability to move themselves on their own terms so carers can focus on other priorities. Simple tasks such as pillow readjustments do not need carer attention
hence significant time can be saved during the day.
Protecting carers against back injury and muscle strain is a major focus for all care homes. Without appropriate assistive equipment many carers experience back problems from manual moving, transferring and lifting of residents – resulting in sick leave and subsequent service and monetary pressures for healthcare management. This problem is being exacerbated by the increased number of bariatric people entering the care system. Age UK Adjustable Beds can be specified with heavy duty lifting and profiling mechanisms so that users weighing up to 25 stone can assist themselves safely. Variable height functionality allows hygiene routines and personal care to be administered to residents at a safe working height as carers do not need to stoop. By raising the mattress, the twice-daily procedure of changing sheets on high numbers of beds is also far more efficient as carers do not need to continually bend over.
The acquisition of Age UK Adjustable Beds from Theraposture was made possible by Marie Perkins, Company Secretary of BCVS Homes. She made an application to the Trustees of a former resident of Greystones. The Trustees were of the opinion that these beds would improve the well-being of all BCVS residents and hence, increased the level of funding to include Bathampton Manor.
Marie joined BCVS five years ago and since then she has had a ‘personal mission’ to see adjustable beds installed at both care homes. When funding was approved she contacted Theraposture as she felt its range of Age UK Adjustable Beds would be the ideal choice for her residents and carers. Marie explains: “During my initial investigations for suitable adjustable beds I discovered the Age UK range by Theraposture and immediately felt reassured by their respected and established brand. I was looking to source quality products that would last, provide maximum comfort for our residents and help the care team – these beds from Theraposture have delivered in all respects.”
Marie continues: “To start the specification process we received a personal visit from the Managing Director of Theraposture, David Holtum, so that he could assess our situation and recommend the most suitable Age UK Adjustable Bed for our residents. David was so understanding of our situation and it was clear he had vast experience. The comfort, care and dignity of our residents was top priority along with the safety of my staff. We wanted beds that looked attractive and that we could trust in terms of reliability.”
“After a comprehensive assessment the Buckingham design with variable height and mattress profiling was deemed ideal for our requirements. We also selected grab handles and cot sides for several beds so less ambulant residents had the extra support they needed. Theraposture worked closely with us throughout the whole process to ensure our expectations were exceeded and the final delivery and installation was completed without a hitch. The Theraposture technicians who assembled the beds were professional, efficient and courteous – it was clear that they were sensitive to the needs of vulnerable residents.”
Marie concludes: “Our Age UK Adjustable Beds by Theraposture have made such a difference at Bathampton Manor and Greystones. We pride ourselves on providing care of the utmost quality – these beds help us deliver on this promise. Feedback from residents and carers has been really positive and we can already see the benefits from an operational point of view. Plus our residents are more settled at night. Theraposture provided us with an impeccable level of service and I am delighted my personal mission, to see a quality adjustable bed in every bedroom, has been completed in such a positive and effective manner.”
The service you will receive is committed to helping people enjoy more independence. One of the ways this is delivered is through working with a social enterprise, Age UK Trading CIC, which sells specially selected products and services, and whose profits are donated back to the Age UK Charity, to help fund vital charitable services.
It is the intention for all customers to receive the highest level of service. As part of this commitment a ‘customer charter’ has been developed so that customers know the principles that guide the service and what they can expect from Age UK Product Partners.
These products and services have been developed to help people make the most of life.
These services and products are competitively priced, reflecting the value of their features and benefits.
The profits made from the social enterprise are donated back to the charity to provide vital services.
You will be treated with respect, dignity, honesty, and courtesy.
It is the intention of the services and products to be appropriate, accessible and available to people with a variety of needs.
When purchasing products and services, information will be provided to give you time to decide, so you can explore the options before making a decision.
Feedback is encouraged on products and services so that they can continually be improved.
Age UK Campaigning and Information & Advice Service are independent of and not affected by the interests of the social enterprise.
Understanding the cost of your bed from the very beginning is important. This is why this service will tell you the price of our ready-to- choose and bespoke beds up front. These quality beds offer exceptional value for money and there are no hidden costs.
Trusted bed supplier
Theraposture is a highly-respected Wiltshire based business, that has been family-run since 1981. It is a trusted adjustable bed and chair manufacturer that is first choice for many leading Healthcare Professionals. Its experienced and ethical team offers expertise and support that cannot be matched.
Every Age UK Adjustable Bed is proudly handcrafted in Britain. Each bed has been ergonomically designed to offer the highest levels of comfort with the simplest controls.
Help Age UK
Every Age UK Adjustable Bed sale raises a donation for our charity. By purchasing an Age UK Adjustable Bed, you're helping to further the charitable work of Age UK (registered charity no. 1128267).
Every Age UK Adjustable Bed sale raises a donation for our charity.
By purchasing an Age UK Adjustable Bed, you're helping to further the charitable work of Age UK (registered charity no. 1128267).
Rest assured, the service you will receive will be second-to- none. Working in collaboration with Age UK Trading CIC, Theraposture will support you every-step- of-the- way from your initial bed selection or home consultation with a Product Advisor right through to delivery, installation and after care.
Save money, pay no VAT
All Age UK Adjustable Beds have been developed with a leading Occupational Therapist so they provide maximum comfort, support and make getting in and out of bed as easy as possible. This ensures they help users with a broad range of conditions and assist with independent living. If you qualify for this kind of help, you can save 20% on the cost by not paying VAT.
Every Age UK Adjustable Bed comes with an unbeatable 3-year warranty schedule covering the base, mechanism and mattress for complete peace of mind.
Only £100 deposit required
This deposit is fully refundable and all you need to pay for the process to start of your bed being handcrafted.
Theraposture works closely with Age UK Trading CIC to ensure excellent customer service at all times. Its main priority is to make sure your experience is a happy one.
How do I know my bed and mattress will last?
Only quality products are supplied and are designed to provide comfort and support for many years. This is why a comprehensive 3-year, fair wear and tear warranty* on beds and mattresses is provided.
What does a free home consultation involve?
One of Theraposture's friendly Product Advisors can visit you at your home to discuss the most suitable bed for your requirements. A friendly and considerate product expert may bring a demonstration adjustable bed with them for you to try. You can then discuss what features would help you sleep better and relax more in bed. You'll have the opportunity to chat about sizes, colours, finishes and optional features such as Night Lights, grab handles, chrome feet, pillows and sheets. If you request a home consultation, it will be completely free of charge and you will be under absolutely no obligation to buy.
How long does my bed take to be manufactured?
As all Age UK Adjustable Beds are expertly hand-built, you should receive your bed within 3-4 weeks (depending on your location) after placing an order. When your bed is ready and has passed our quality checks, you will receive a phone call from the delivery team to arrange a convenient date and time for delivery. On that day, your bed will be delivered and fully set up by an experienced Theraposture Technician. They will also give you comprehensive, yet easy-to- understand instructions on how to use your new bed safely and will ensure you feel confident and happy with it before leaving.
What about my old bed?
Theraposture can help with the removal of your old bed in most areas of the UK. They can either:
Take your existing bed to another room in your home or outside of your property at no extra cost
At the end of this period we will responsibly dispose of your bed unless you ask us not to.
Will I have to pay VAT?
All Age UK Beds have been developed with a Healthcare Professional. This ensures that they help users with a broad range of conditions and assist with independent living. If you qualify for this kind of help, you can save 20% on the cost by not paying VAT. Find out if you are VAT exempt.
Age UK Adjustable Beds as provided by Theraposture Limited (registered company number 01649470, registered office: Kingdom Avenue, Northacre Industrial Park, Westbury, Wilshire, BA13 4WE). Theraposture Limited works in association with Age UK Trading CIC, a commercial services arm and wholly owned subsidiary of Age UK (registered charity number 1128267). Age UK Adjustable Beds is a product name of Age UK Trading CIC. Theraposture Limited uses the name 'Age UK' under licence. Age UK Trading CIC, registered company number: 01102972, registered office: Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA. During 2015/16, Theraposture Limited will raise a minimum of £85,000 through the promotion and sale of adjustable beds for Age UK Trading CIC.