Frequently Asked Questions on Trapeze Bars and Stands


What is a hospital trapeze bar?

Hospital Trapeze bars or Bedside Trapeze hang over a bed so that a patient can grab and move themselves. Trapeze bars are helpful for those who need consistent bed care, who may be physically disabled or cannot move their lower extremities. The patient can shift their weight by grabbing and lifting their torso upward and sliding their body one way or other, or so that a caregiver can better assist them.

Who can use a trapeze bar?

Trapeze bar can be used by people who are physically disabled or in a state where they cannot move their lower extremities. The patient will be able to shift their weight by grabbing and lifting their torso upward and sliding their body one way or another.

What are the types of hospital trapeze available?

Types of Hospital Trapeze Bars

  • Free standing trapeze
  • Ceiling mount trapeze
  • Bed mounted trapeze
What are the benefits of hospital trapeze?

Trapeze bars are beneficial as they:

  • Help bedridden patients to move more easily in bed
  • Help users to develop arm and upper body strength
  • Minimize the assistance required by the caregiver for changing patient positioning
How is bedside Trapeze helpful to caregivers?

As the patients can more easily and safely support themselves by using trapeze bar, it minimizes the assistance required by the caregiver for changing positions, and for transfers in and out of bed for toileting, bathing and other daily activities.