Selecting an Opera® Bed

Opera® Beds

In this selector guide, we will assess your requirements and ask questions to help you choose a bed that is best suited to the needs of yourself or the person in your care.

As the manufactuers of the Opera® range of beds, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range designed to enhance later life. The range goes from upholstered adjustable beds designed for comfort and light assistance, right through to variable-height nursing beds for persons receiving care. Regardless of the bed you choose, there are key features that don't change:

  • Cleverly developed beds that provides life-changing medical/health benefits
  • Uncompromising quality backed by peace-of-mind warranty terms
  • Elegant and homely design that stands apart from conventional mobility beds
  • Customisable upholstery and wood colours

Answer questions to select your bed...

You will be asked a series of questions to help us refine a range of beds that best suit your needs. Please select your answer by clicking the relevant buttons.

Do you require height adjustment?

You will need height adjustment if you/the user struggle to get in and out of a standard divan bed because of its height or if nursing is required on the bed.

Yes

Variable-height Beds

Variable-height Nursing Beds

Variable-height beds can be raised and lowered for access and nursing. They also have a profiling mattress platform for support whilst in bed and often have side rails to prevent falls from bed. Best suited to higher dependency users with restricted mobility and advanced care needs.

No

Fixed-height Beds

Fixed-height Adjustable Beds

Fixed-height beds are similar in appearance to a normal divan base. They have an adjustable mattress platform that allows the user to sit up in bed and raise their legs. Best suited to users with light mobility restrictions looking for improved comfort and support whilst in bed.

Not sure whether you need height adjustment or not? Call our friendly advisers on 0333 222 8584 and we'll help you to select your bed.


Opera®
The Furniture Ombudsman
National Bed Federation
The Sleep Council
British Furniture Manufacturers
National Health Service

Selecting a bed with height adjustment...

Now that you have ascertained you need the bed to be height adjustable, we need to find out which height range will be most applicable for your needs and also consider any special size requirements. Answer the questions below:

Do you/the user require a specialist bed that turns into a chair to help you stand?

If you/the user are not able to get out of an adjustable bed regardless of the height and you do not have carers to support you, then you may need to consider a specialist bed that helps you to stand.

Yes

Stand assist beds have a mattress platform that electrically turns into a chair to help you stand. The most common type is a rotating chair bed. Please note that these specialist beds are £5000+.

No

If you do not require significant support, have carers to help you or do not have the budget for a stand assist bed, then you will be best suited to a high-low profiling bed.

Do you need a wide bed?

If you need a bed that is wider than a 3ft single, then we can help you.

Yes

Check out our range of beds that are wider than the standard 3ft single.

No

If you are good with a standard 3ft single then you still have a few beds to choose from.

What do you need the height range of the bed to do for you?

You will need height adjustment if you/the user struggle to get in and out of a standard divan bed because of its height or if nursing is required on the bed.

Must go high for nursing on the bed

Ok, so you need a bed that can be raised to a carers waist level so that nursing, dressing and washing can be done on the bed. See beds applicable to you...

Has to go low to ease access

Right, we need to be looking at beds that go low to the floor to help access the bed and also minimise injury in the event of a fall. See suitable beds...

Needs to go both high and low

Your needing a bed that does everything so that you/the user can be nursed and you can get in and out at a low height. See beds that can do this...

Still unsure which type of bed you need? Call our friendly advisers on 0333 222 8584 and we'll help you to select your bed.


Opera®
The Furniture Ombudsman
National Bed Federation
The Sleep Council
British Furniture Manufacturers
National Health Service

Selecting a fixed-height adjustable bed...

Choosing a divan-style adjsutable bed is really simple and there are not too many functional differences to choose between. Firstly, we're going to familiarise you with the three Opera® adjustable bed base types:

Mensa Base

Mensa

  • Compact, easy-to-use handset control
  • Two headboard options
  • Four upholstery colours
Columba Base

Columba

  • Platform position memory function
  • Premium, backlit handset
  • Three headboard options
  • Ten upholstery colours

 

Auriga Base

Auriga

  • Padded, upholstered mattress platform
  • Three handset options (inc. wireless and app)
  • Three floorstanding headboard options
  • Ten upholstery colours

 

Do you need a single bed for one person or a dual bed for two people?

Are you sleeping alone or with a partner...

Single (2ft6 & 3ft)

Single-width beds are designed for one person and have a maximum user weight of 115kg (18st).

Dual/Double (5ft & 6ft)

Double-width beds are designed for two people and have dual action so that each side of the bed can be adjusted independently.

Still unsure which type of bed you need? Call our friendly advisers on 0333 222 8584 and we'll help you to select your bed.


Opera®
The Furniture Ombudsman
National Bed Federation
The Sleep Council
British Furniture Manufacturers
National Health Service