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Libra Nursing Care Bed

Stiegelmeyer’s low-height bed for modern care.

Libra Care Bed

Stiegelmeyer Libra for enhanced mobility,
safety and well-being

Key Points of Interest

  • The Libra bed is very durable (25 year life cycle) and has very low maintenance costs.

  • The Libra bed only utilises auto-retraction of the backrest that swings up and back when the bed profiles. This minimises user migration down the bed during use of the chair position.

  • Thanks to Vario Safe, this care bed can be adapted continually to suit every personal preference (see video presentation).

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

    Libra with Vario Safe
    the best solution for standard-compliant safety

    Install or remove split safety side as required

    • 2 elements with a length of 90 and 110 cm can be combined or used individually
    • Use of 110cm safety side element only at the head end offers standard-compliant protection
    • Use of the 90cm safety side element only at the head end provides a sense of safety and orientation while leaving enough room to get in and out of bed
    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

    Replacing or removing footboards

    • Without the footboard, easier access to the resident, e.g. for foot care
    • Option for high footboards to give a sense of security, or low footboards to offer an unobstructed view
    • Choice of attractive wood decors, fabric and synthetic leather

    Replace headboards in a matter of seconds

    • Homelike design variants, with or without handle bars
    • Choice of attractive wood decors, fabric and synthetic leather
    • Different colour designs possible for headboards and side panels


    Vario Safe
    For added flexibility and safety

    Beds with Vario Safe fulfil the changing safety needs of residents and their look can be adapted to fit any personal preference. The flexible safety side provides standard compliant protection without restricting the mobility of the person in need of care.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

    All Vario Safe elements are inserted in the bed frame and are attached with easy-to-operate fasteners.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

    Simply pull the fastener upward.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

    The fastener snaps into place securely — the element is attached.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe

    To release the fastening, pull the orange protection and press the fastener down.

    Should you choose the Libra bed with split safety sides or without safety sides, you will enjoy our flexible Vario Safe system.

    The Vario Safe principle is as impressive as it is easy: The safety side elements, the headboard and footboard as well as side panels can be installed and removed without tools. They are fitted with easy to operate fasteners that snap into place securely and cannot be actuated by residents by mistake.

    The headboard, footboard and panels are also available with attractive fabric or synthetic leather upholstery.

    Beds with Vario Safe can be adjusted in a matter of minutes to the changing requirements of residents.

    Care facilities can order their beds in a basic version and add further parts at a later date.

  • A unique safe 24 Volt DC Dewert drive system is standard with the bed. Having the 240 volts isolated, away from the bed and only safe 24 Volts DC at the bed ensures a safer environment for residents and maintenance staff.

    Energy-saving — with low voltage


    Energy saving
    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

    * Compared to 240-volt systems, assuming approx. 5 adjustments per day

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

    The external transformer unit produces a safety extra-low voltage directly at the power socket.

    The Libra bed is supplied with extra-low voltage as standard. This is achieved with an external transformer that reduces the voltage directly at the power socket to 24-volts to ensure that there are no live 240 volt components near the resident. This not only increases safety, but also significantly helps to reduce energy costs and electromagnetic pollution, and to protect the environment.

  • The floor access chassis model provides for excellent hoist and cleaning clearance.

    Libra ground clearance PlusHigh ground clearance for easy cleaning

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Ground Clearance Plus

    With the ground clearance Plus variant, brooms and mops glide under the bed unimpeded.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Dimensions

    Thorough and reliable hygiene is crucial in residential care — to combat pathogens and allergies while creating a homelike atmosphere. There is no room for dirt and fluff under the bed. The ground clearance Plus has a particularly streamlined chassis without metal support bars along the sides. This makes thorough cleaning of the floor easier — brooms and mops glide under the bed unimpeded.

    • Large height adjustment range of approx. 25 — 80cm
    • Optimal ground clearance for lifters
    • 8 castors ensure excellent manoeuvrability
    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Flexibility

     ⇚ With the flexible Vario Safe system, benefit from an individual combination of safety side elements, panels as well as headboards and footboards.

  • Always the right height — The lowest bed height is 25cm (suitable for Falls-risk clients) and the highest bed height is 80cm (ensuring that nurses of different heights are not compromising their backs)

    Always at the right heightFall prevention and ergonomic care

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed low

    With its lowest position of approx. 25cm, the Libra bed supports efficient fall prevention without restricting the mobility of the resident.

    Libra is designed to give those in need of care a sense of security without impacting on their independence. One of the most effective ways to prevent falls without the use of liberty deprivation safeguards (DoLS) is to use a bed with a low height.

    For this reason, Libra can be lowered to a height of as little as approximately 25cm. The risk of injury from a fall from such a low height is extremely low.

    However, when it comes to care staff, beds really need to be significantly higher, at waist level, to prevent excessive strain on the back. This is why Libra beds can be raised to a height of approximately 80cm, which is the optimum height for working ergonomically.

    The height adjustment mechanism’s 3-stop function is designed to automatically stop the bed when it is about 38cm high, which is the perfect height for getting in and out of bed. Being infinitely variable, Libra’s height can be adjusted down to the nearest centimetre to meet every need.


    Infinitely adjustable
    • Effortless adjustment to the best ergonomic position for getting in and out of bed with the handset
    • Easier mobilisation of residents
    • Back-friendly working with the bed maintains the health of the nursing staff
    • Fall prevention without the use of deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS)
    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed no damage sides

    If an object blocks the height adjustment of the bed, the safety sides remain in position in order to prevent damage.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Footboard Removed

    The headboard and footboard can be removed effortlessly, which provides easier access to the resident, e.g. for foot care.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Height

    With a height adjustment of up to 80 cm, the nursing staff can work with the bed without straining their back.

  • The benefits of a comfortable armchair position.

    Comfort and mattress bases — With the joie de vivre of a hotel room

    Libra is designed to make those in need of care feel safe and secure. One of its main features that make it so is the precise way it can be adjusted to meet every individual need. Sitting in a comfortable position to watch TV or talking to another person at eye level — this, and more, is possible with Libra. Libra can be brought into a reverse-Trendelenburg position of up to 16° and its backrest raised to up to 70°, which means that it can easily be transformed into a comfortable armchair.

    The benefit of the armchair position

    In addition to assisting in the prevention of pressure areas, it also reduces the manual handling for both the client and staff (reducing the risk of injury); by allowing the client to move from a lying position to a seated position without needing to be transferred.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed chair position
    • assistance in the prevention of pressure areas (plus other health benefits),
    • injury prevention for both the client and staff (less manual handling),
    • allows the client to move from a lying position to a seated position without needing to be transferred,
    • allows the client to sit up and interact with their environment.

    This makes it much easier for residents to join in with everyday activities. With an optional handset Libra can also be brought into a Trendelenburg position whenever necessary.

  • The mattress surface is of robust steel construction (High SWL: 225kg) and designed to withstand vigorous aged care conditions.

    Comfort and mattress bases — With the joie de vivre of a hotel room

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed slatted base Stable and flexible: the metal slat mattress base

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed comfort base The comfort mattress base comprises 50 free-floating spring elements

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed hygiene base The breathable hygiene mattress base ensures a good microclimate.

    Healthy and relaxing sleep

    The Libra’s 4-section metal slat mattress base (standard) delivers an exceptional level of comfort and is both sturdy and flexible at the same time. The adjustable backrest and thigh rest section can be easily raised and lowered to provide the resident with the greatest comfort in every situation. The metal slats are extremely easy to clean and can be made even more comfortable and hygienic with our optional mattress base covers. The comfort mattress base (optional) comprises 50 individual spring elements. These elements are designed to mould themselves closely to the shape of the body and help to ventilate the mattress. Their oscillation also ensures that the pressure is optimally distributed. The comfort mattress base also significantly contributes to preventing pressure ulcers. Thanks to its deep venting slits, the polypropylene hygiene mattress base (optional) is also highly breathable. It is easy to remove and can be cleaned with conventional cleaning agents.

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed slatted base

Bed extension: Side elements of various lengths to suit every taste

Libra beds with bed extensions and the Vario Safe system can be fitted with two 110 cm-long safety side elements on each side of the bed. It is also possible to combine a 90-cm safety side with a 130-cm side panel.

  • Libra’s optional mattress base extension, you can provide the necessary space required for residents.

    Bed extension — More room for tall residents

    People have been growing taller on average for decades now – a development that must increasingly be taken into account in nursing homes. With Libra’s optional bed extension, you can provide the necessary space required for residents to enjoy a comfortable lying position. You can either configure the bed to be approx. 20 cm longer upon purchase, or retrofit it with the bed extension.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed extension

    The element for bed extension is simply inserted in the bed frame.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed extend pieces

    A custom-made mattress extension piece is available to extend the mattress.

    The metal element that extends the bed frame is simply inserted at the foot end. Longer bars or panels are available for each type of safety side. If the bed is equipped with a split safety side using the Vario Safe system, each side of the bed can be fitted with either two 110 cm long elements or one 90 cm long safety side with a 130 cm panel. With Vario Safe, using bed extensions at home has become even more flexible and efficient — all the required elements can be exchanged between beds in a matter of moments.

    To extend the mattress, Stiegelmeyer offers a suitable comfortable mattress extension piece.

  • Stiegelmeyer Libra Partner Bed

    Libra partner, has a flexible solution — When couples move into a care home or find a new partner there, the question arises of whether to sleep together or separately   ⤵   

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Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe Head and Foot Boards
Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Vario Safe Decors

Libra — Easily and intuitively controlled with the handset

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

  • Intuitive handset with One-button for Chair position, a very useful feature on the Libra bed.

    Effortless operation — Handset for individual requirements

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed hand control. Only need to press one button to operate a function.

    All of the Libra’s settings can be adjusted easily and intuitively when controlled with the Libra handset. The Libra handset is very light and has an ergonomic design. It is fitted with extra–large arrow buttons and easy–to–understand pictograms to ensure that it can be used even by those with limited abilities. Each different handset function can be individually locked. There are two options to place the bed in the Trendelenburg position: by using the standard handset with an integrated Trendelenburg button, or by using an optionally available separate Trendelenburg handset. This optional Trendelenburg handset is a safe way to prevent residents from accidentally activating this setting.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed hand controls

    To prevent the resident from setting the bed to the Trendelenburg position by mistake, a separate Trendelenburg handset is available (left). The standard handset (right) does not include the Trendelenburg function.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed hand control

    It is also possible to use an optional standard handset with an integrated Trendelenburg function (bottom right button).

    Stiegelmeyer Libra hand control holder

    Thanks to the holder on the split safety side, the handset is always within reach.

  • The 3-stage telescopic safety sides for the Libra model — security without restricting mobility.

    Safety SidesOptimal balance between safety and freedom

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Dimensions

    The split safety side can be combined with homelike panels.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Split Safety Sides

    The split safety side can be combined with homelike panels.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Split Safety Sides

    The 4 elements of the split safety side can be raised separately in two stages.

    If the person in need of care has to be able to leave the bed when the safety sides are raised, it is recommended to use a system with split elements.

    The telescopic split safety side elements can be effortlessly raised in two stages. The first stage provides the resident with an orientation aid and the second stage offers comprehensive protection. With this model, the 110cm-long head-end parts already fulfil the standard requirements for safety sides, as they cover more than 50% of the mattress base.

    The sleek design of the split safety sides was intentionally reduced to the essentials: The surfaces were designed in an elegant combination of wood and metal look which requires no additional side panels. Thus, the bed is very easy to clean thoroughly. Homelike panels with wood decors or upholstery can be installed if no safety side elements are configured. All elements can be installed and removed in a matter of seconds thanks to the Vario Safe system.

  • Strong advantages

    • Large height adjustment range, approx. 25 to 80 cm, for fall prevention and back-friendly care
    • Full-length safety side supplied as standard
    • 3 chassis types available
    • Combinable safety side with mobilisation aid available as an option
    • Optional split safety sides for individual protection in any situation
    • High safe working load of 225 kg
    • If a telescopic split safety side or no safety side is configured, the Vario Safe system allows for quick removal of safety side elements, headboards and footboards and panels
    • Homelike appearance thanks to a choice of headboards and footboards, wood decors and upholstery
    • The Libra partner double bed can be flexibly separated and put back together again

  • Standards

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed underbed light


    Libra — Safety standards*
    • EN 14971 Risk assessment for medical devices
    • EN 60601-1 Medical electrical equipment, general requirements for safety
    • EN 60601-1-1 Electromagnetic compatibility
    • DIN EN 60601-2-52 Medical electrical equipment

    * Safety recommendation by German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)

Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed underbed light

More information can be found in our accessories link below

The under bed light ensures better orientation during the night.

  • Accessories — Design your ideal bed

    Accessories —
    Finding your dream bed more safely and comfortably

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed spacer


    The spacer
    • Wall spacers prevent damage due to collisions with furniture and power sockets when manoeuvring the bed
    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed spacer
    • Many different models to choose from
    • Buffer absorbs the shock
    • Optional discs distribute the pressure even more uniformly — ideal for lightweight wall constructions
    • Dimensions to suit your bed
    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed lamp

     ⥣  The Sola reading lamp radiates a pleasant light and generates very little heat.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed extend pieces

     ⥣  The patient lifting pole helps the resident get comfortably positioned in bed.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed linen holder

     ⥢ The linen holder is particularly practical when making beds.

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed sleeve

     ⥢  All Libra beds are supplied, at the head end, with 2 location sleeves for patient lifting poles, as standard.

  • Enhanced Mobility — Safety and Well-Being

    Stiegelmeyer Libra Bed Closeup

    Split safety sides — They can assist getting in and out of bed.

    The Libra Care Bed is manufactured by the Stiegelmeyer-Group (Germany), a world leading manufacturer of Aged Care beds (with over 100 years of experience).

    Libra offers a maximum of choice and flexibility and can be customised to meet every need of its resident and care staff. It offers people in need of care protection and comfort while promoting their mobility.

    Our innovative Vario Safe system plays an important part in this. With Vario Safe, you can remove and reinstall the split safety sides, the headboard and footboard and the side panels in a matter of seconds. This allows care staff, for example, to meet the changing safety needs of the resident in every situation.

    With attractive wood decors or fabric upholstery, the Libra combines the comfort and elegance of a good hotel with the security of a home. Thanks to Vario Safe, this care bed can be adapted continually to suit every personal preference.

  • A video showing Bed Functions

    The Stiegelmeyer Libra Care Bed — The low height bed for modern nursing care

    Regia ⁄ Libra Bed

    Evocare — The Australian distributor for Stiegelmeyer

  • External dimensions ⁄ height adjustment range:

    Libra bed dimensions

  • Technical data, equipment and options   ⤵   

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