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Moveable, height adjustable tables designed to be used with chairs/wheelchairs and beds, including divan beds and hospital profiling beds.
Overbed tables can be tilted so someone can read or use a tablet. They have ‘lips’ to prevent items falling off. Some overbed tables have a ‘split top’ so part of the table can be tilted leaving another section flat if you wanted to keep a drink there as well.
Those who spend long periods of time in bed or a chair may benefit from using an overbed table. Overbed tables can be used to eat meals from, read books/tablets. They can also support people who would need to work as they provide a flat surface for a laptop.
If using it with a bed/chair, there are a few things to consider:
If you'll be using it with a wheelchair, make sure you select one with a curved base.
It's worth noting that overbed tables don't come with brakes as they are designed to be pushed away. Having brakes could cause entrapment if someone does not have the capacity to move them away themselves.