Your bed is one of the easiest and most effective modifications you can make to help with ageing in place. Adjustable bed bases often fit seamlessly into most bed frames, and once installed, look exactly the same as a regular bed. Adjustable bases are a fantastic option for those looking to age in place because they don’t sacrifice any of the interior design of your home, and can be convenient and enjoyable to use well before they are actually necessary. When looking for an adjustable base, there are a few things you should consider.
The Height of The Base
You’ll want to make sure that the bed you purchase is high enough (at least 30″) and has the ability to be raised and lowered. The great thing about adjustable beds is that they look exactly the same as regular beds when flat, but can be operated to raise and lower to help those with mobility issues get in and out of bed independently.
The Size of The Bed Frame
If you currently live with a partner, it’s likely that as you age you will have different needs. When purchasing your bed base, consider a split king option. Even if you choose initially to have one king mattress on the bed, it’s a much simpler change than updating the entire base a second time.
Extras and Features
An adjustable bed can do more than just help you in and out of bed. Many come with therapeutic options like massage, heat, and voice-activated adjustments. Even though adjustable bed bases are an easy install, you should consider what you think your needs would be in the future. After all, you don’t want to make this kind of purchase twice.
There are many makes and models for adjustable beds that come at a range of price points, here are our top choices for beds that will ensure you retain your independence even in the event of mobility issues.
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Classic Brands Bed Base: $2,719.36
With over 224 positive customer reviews, this bed base is a perfect option for those with mobility issues. the sim and neutral bed base makes it easy to add your own mattress to your specifications and comes with programmable elevation options, head and foot massage, USB ports, and a wireless remote for easy access. The added mattress retention bar keeps your mattress from sliding down when the bed is in the upright position and comes in sizes twin-split king to suit your needs.
Lucid L300 Adjustable Bed Base with Lucid 10-inch Latex Hybrid Mattress: $2,561.10
This bed base is sold individually (twin base) but comes with the mattress already included. A great feature here is the individual stoppers at the base of the bed, making it far less likely that your mattress will slip. The base of the bed has a high-quality finish, which means you won’t have to cover it.
Sleep Number Flexfit: Starting at $1,199
The sleep number Flexfit is one of the most sophisticated models for adjustable bed frames. We love it because it works from your smartphone, has infinitely adjustable options, and can be purchased with built-in under-bed lighting to avoid slips and falls.
Sleep Science™ Ara Split King Mattress with Adjustable Base: $4,699.99
One of the priciest options on our list, but this split king base comes with two memory foam mattresses, making it one of the more cost-effective models overall. The model comes with head and foot massage options
Tempur-Pedic Ergo Lifestyle Adjustable Base: $2,799.99
The Tempur-Pedic adjustable base is a supportive and sleek option for adjustable bases and has the added bonus of built-in under-bed lights that are motion-activated. Like all of the options available here, it also comes with head and foot massage options and is built for compatibility with Tempur-Pedic mattresses. The base has great reviews, with users stating that the base is supportive and comfortable.
No matter what style you choose, make sure to check with your insurance before purchasing. Many adjustable bed frames are covered in part by many insurance companies, which may affect the model you choose. Whichever model you choose, having an adjustable frame is an essential part of an accessible home.