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Trapeze safety bars are designed to assist people in sitting up, repositioning themselves in bed and transferring from the bed to a chair. A typical bed trapeze consists of a trapeze base, triangle, chain, and clamps for attachment. These safety bars are either mounted over the bed from the ceiling, attached to the bed frame, or part of a separate floor stand.
Bed trapezes are ideal for bedridden individuals, immobile elderly adults, and people with limited use of their lower body. Keep in mind that safety trapezes require a certain level of upper body strength. When choosing a bed trapeze, there are various factors to consider, including:
Standard bed trapezes are attached to the headboard of a bed (usually a hospital bed). The triangle bar hangs right over the patient’s head, making it easy for them to grab onto when needed.
Ideal for bariatric patients, floor trapezes are free-standing devices that are either stationary or wheeled. This type of trapeze does not attach to the bed, wall, or ceiling, but it does require space underneath the bed due to the legs of the base.
A majority of bed trapezes are made of durable, chrome-plated steel tubing for maximum strength. Look for triangle bars with nylon coating or textured design to ensure a firm grip.
Installing a bed trapeze is pretty simple. Some bed safety trapezes feature a tool-free design, while others only need a drill and wrench.
The height in which the trapeze bar hangs over the user’s bed is important. You want to make sure that the bar is low enough to grab, yet high enough so it doesn’t get in the way. Most trapeze bars have an adjustable height for the perfect fit.
A standard trapeze bar supports up to 250 lbs. A bariatric trapeze can hold between 600 to 1,000 lbs., depending on the model. Bed trapezes are not designed to support your full body weight.
Whether you have a limited range of motion or need help with bearing weight, a bed trapeze offers the support needed to safely readjust and move with minimal caregiver assistance. If you still need help choosing a bed trapeze, please call us at 1-800-998-7750 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.