The Leggett and Platt Adjustable Bed and Kids with Special Needs

Caring for a child with special needs is difficult. The time and energy required is nothing less than that of a super hero. While some children with special needs learn to be fully independent, others are simply unable to care for themselves. Parents know, though, that their child desires as much independence as possible. The Leggett and Platt adjustable bed benefits both the child and the parent.

The adjustable bed is an adjustable bed with many programmable functions. For example, when the child with special needs wants to finish watching a movie but the parents want to go to sleep, the bed can be programmed to reposition from an upright position to a sleeping position over the course of 30 minutes to an hour. This allows the child the freedom to put themselves to bed independently and the parent the freedom to go to sleep a little earlier.

Parents can turn on the massage feature of the bed to help with circulation for children with mobility difficulties. It can also be used to soothe a child who is resistant to or sensitive to touch. The massage feature will also work in conjunction with an audible alarm to wake a sleeping child, giving the child another opportunity to be independent.

The Leggett and Platt adjustable bed allows multiple programmable positions. Once the parent finds the best position for physical therapy, for dressing the child, or for eating, those positions can be programmed for easy repositioning in the future.

The free-fall safety feature automatically positions the bed in a flat position in the event of a power failure. Most people find this to be the easiest position for exiting the bed so Leggett and Platt made it the default option.

Adjustable beds are not cheap. Parents may want to ask the child’s physician to prescribe the bed in order to have medical insurance cover some of the cost. At the end of the day, for a parent with a child who has special needs, the benefits will outweigh any out of pocket costs.

The Leggett and Platt adjustable bed is the adjustable bed model with the most features of all the Leggett and Platt designs. Leggett and Platt is an industry leader in adjustable beds, having worked with the medical community for years. Parents want the best for their children, regardless of their needs or abilities. The adjustable bed helps parents to provide care, while giving a child with special needs some ways to be independent.

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