These tables will usually feature four caster wheels on a base that is able to slide right beneath the bed. The top goes over the bed, providing a flat surface for the patient. The tables are usually adjustable, so they can accommodate different sized beds as well as different sized patients.
How over-bed tables work
An over bed table works very simply. The bottom slides under the bed, while the top goes over the top of the bed. The patient can then use this for mealtime, for their laptop or notebooks, books, and more. They are useful for anyone who is confined to a bed for a long period. Someone who is ill and bedbound, or someone who is recovering from illness or a surgery will find these tables useful.
About over-bed tables
Another name for this type of table, which you are probably familiar with, is hospital table. These are the same types of tables that you see in hospitals and clinics, and as the name suggests, they will go over the bed. This can be very useful for the patient as well as the caregiver. Someone who is on bed rest will find these tables to be a huge convenience.
Over-Bed Table Applications
People are able to use the over bed table for most of the same things that they would use a traditional table for. Some of the following are common applications: