Over Bed Tables - Hospital Bed Tables
An over bed table, or hospital bed table, consists of a flat surface attached to a frame on wheels. The bottom of the frame fits under the bed and an "arm" extends the table directly over the lap. The arm is usually adjustable, to allow the table to accommodate different bed heights and body sizes. While an over bed table is used primarily for eating, some have tilting capabilities for easy reading angles. Over bed tables are usually meant for long-term care or rehabilitation cases. Its awkward shape and unattractive design make it a functional, rather than aesthetic bedroom piece.
Mostly used in hospitals and care facilities, over bed tables make it easier for nurses and doctors to access the patient. If the patient is eating, the doctors simply slide the table away from the patient, whereas bed trays would be difficult to move when in the process of eating. Over bed tables are designed to accommodate the needs of a person who may or may not be confined to a bed, but who needs extra assistance while eating, drinking or reading in bed. These tables can be easily pushed away by the user when they are ready to go to sleep and require no movement of the lower body.
The price of over bed tables vary on the size, the features and the durability of the table. If you are thinking of purchasing one of these tables, expect to pay at least $100 for an average model. When purchasing these forms of tables it may be best to spend a few extra dollars at the beginning to ensure you are receiving a quality table, otherwise you may have to replace it in a few months.
If you think you require a bed table or you think it would make your life easier to have one, don't hesitate to purchase one of these items. They are practical and will become useful for a number of things. If you find yourself having trouble getting out of bed and you detest asking other people to wait on you hand and foot, maybe a hospital bed table is the answer. Ultimately, it's your decision; it's up to you to make the best decision to suit your needs.