The Altenpflege trade fair is back: around 21,000 visitors came to Nuremberg at the end of April, 9,000 more than at the last Altenpflege 2022 in Essen. After the Covid pandemic had subsided, the desire to discover new products and services "live" and to hold personal discussions with business partners was reawakened. The Stiegelmeyer stand with its attractively designed room situations was a particular magnet. Our team was all the more pleased about the great interest, as two new products celebrated their premiere in Nuremberg that will change everyday life in nursing homes – the ultra-low-height bed Tereno and the bedside cabinet series Aparto.
With advancing age, the risk of falling increases for everyone. Physical weakness and pronounced dementia in nursing homes can cause residents to fall several times a day. The ultra-low-height bed Tereno follows the concept of bringing its user into a position close to the floor during rest phases. This provides optimal protection and freedom of movement at the same time.
With its height adjustment range of approx. 15 to 80 cm, the Tereno can be lowered so low that the resident is hardly at risk of fall related injuries even when rolling out of bed. "At the same time, however, this model also serves as a modern standard care bed with a back-friendly working height for the nursing staff and two innovative safety side systems to choose from," explains marketing product manager Ilona Wiemann: "The Tereno is so flexible that it meets many different requirements and evolves with the needs of the residents."
Head and footboards and side elements can be removed and replaced without tools using the Vario Safe system - this way the bed meets the increasing need for protection of its users and supports economical working on the wards. A large selection of homelike wood decors and upholstery also transforms every Tereno into an attractive dream bed.
Cosiness and flexibility are also the strengths of the Aparto bedside cabinet series. "So many innovations are used here that Stiegelmeyer has reinvented the bedside cabinet for nursing homes," says technical product manager Alina Simon. The visitors in Nuremberg also saw it that way: they tried out the diverse Aparto variants extensively and praised the new concepts.
If a bedside cabinet is to be used for meals or reading, for example, a height-adjustable overbed table at the side is very practical. However, this option was previously only available for higher models, which would not fit well with an ultra-low-height bed such as the Tereno. The new Aparto brevo low-height bedside cabinet can now be equipped with a height-adjustable overbed table for the first time and opens up many possibilities in everyday life. Residents can operate it themselves in any position and regain some independence, while nursing staff are ergonomically supported.
The top of the overbed table can be effortlessly pulled out horizontally and pushed back in again. As the body of the bedside cabinet can be rotated without tools, all Aparto models can be used on the right and left of the bed.
Visually and functionally, the new bedside cabinets impress with their individual design options. The different divisions of the body into compartments and drawers are tailor-made to fit many requirements. The wide choice of wood decors underlines the attractive design of the series. Tereno and Aparto are products that exude the flair of a good hotel and at the same time can be used in an extremely cost-conscious manner. Stiegelmeyer thus fulfils two requirements that are often considered incompatible.
It was precisely this strength that also characterised the other products on our stand in Nuremberg - the modern, homelike care beds Elvido and Libra as well as our furniture. A fully furnished nurses' duty room showed how Stiegelmeyer can design many areas of the nursing home with individual room solutions. Support in daily tasks, a higher quality of life for all people in the home and an even better public image with relatives and potential customers bring many advantages.