Getting out of bed just got easier

4 out of 5 stars

I was sceptical about this because getting out of bed had been getting so tricky, but from the first time using it I have been amazed by how simple and effective it is. I usually find that disability aid things mostly fulfill my needs but have problems- not this though.

It’s remarkably sturdy feeling and raises my up to sitting in less than a minute so getting out of bed is so much easier, my carer doesn’t need to strain or pull so they appreciate it too. Lying in bed is fine, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable - I barely notice it. I can’t move around in bed though so someone who rolls around might have a different experience with it. Mine was provided via my OT from social services.

It’s also marvellous for sitting up in bed to read or watch TV, it doesn’t have a slow air release going on, so I stay sat up for a couple of hours. Deflation is simple too, it gently flattens.

I can’t recommend this highly enough.

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Handy Pillowlift Backrest



NHS Prescribed

I guess that whether you rate this highly depends on whether it’s provided by the nhs or whether you buy it - and on your own financial position if you do. From all the other aids I’ve had this is probably the best because of how well it is designed.

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Product features

-Stable, supportive and comfortable

-Very lightweight

-Sits on top of mattress

-Use on single or double bed

-Very quiet

-Anti-slip pillow holder

-Smooth inflation/deflation

-Portable, rolls up for traveling

-No fixtures or fittings

-Powered by the battery: Airflo 12 compressor

-Minimises moving and handling risks

-Airflo controlled

Technical features

-Maximum User Weight: 135kg (21 stone)

-Weight of Pillowlift: 2kg

-Inflated Width: 61cm

-Deflated Width: 71cm

-Deflated Length: 80cm

-Angle of Backrest: 55 degrees