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Hospital Beds Help With Home Care
Home hospital beds are designed for the comfort and well-being of people who are elderly, disabled, or chronically ill, they are also made for users with limited mobility or for those on bed rest after a hospital stay.
All hospital beds support the patient in positions that aren’t possible with a regular bed. The main difference between types of hospital beds is how such positioning is achieved.
Choosing the Right Hospital Bed
There are 3 main types of medical beds: manual, semi-electric, and fully electric. There are also options that are more specialized, such as bariatric beds.
Manual beds use hand cranks to raise and lower the head and the foot sections for therapeutic benefits, comfort, and activities such as eating or tv watching and to adjust the height of the bed. These beds are the most economical options and are a good choice for people that do not require frequent repositioning.
These beds use electrical controls to raise and lower the head and foot of the bed, but a manual mechanism adjusts the height of the bed. Semi-electric beds are ideal for people that do not require the height of the bed to be adjusted often but will benefit from touch of a button positioning.
Full-electric beds have an electric motor that can raise the head and foot sections of the bed as well as the entire height and positioning of the bed. They are controlled by the patient or caregiver using a hand pendant and do not require the use of a hand crank. Full electric beds make it easier for patients to get in and out of bed.
Bariatric Hospital Beds
The weight limit for a standard hospital bed is about 400 to 600 pounds. Bariatric beds are designed to support people whose weight exceeds the limit of a standard hospital bed.
Adjustable side rails/assists
Side rails/assist can facilitate transfers and can prevent patients from falling out of bed. They can be raised and lowered, and some can rotate 90 degrees.
Hand controls may be used by a caregiver or patient to operate the bed and other nearby electronic devices.
Wheels or casters
There may be wheels or casters at the bottom of the bed legs to make the bed easier to maneuver.
Standard medical beds are 36" x 80", but some beds include integrated expansion or larger versions for purchase.
Head and foot boards
Head and foot boards are generally durable and easy to clean.
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