Are you looking for an hospital bed to use at home? and you need to read some tips on how to pick the right one for you? You can follow our brief guide about hospital beds below:
What is an hospital bed?
An hospital bed is a specialized type of medical beds, often used by the elderly, disabled persons, or ill patients. This medical bed can be adjustable in many ways, which makes it easier for caregiver or patient to perform their daily routine more safely, while providing an adequate support to patient's body. Hospital beds are more expensive in comparison to regular beds. However, price difference is easily justified by the convenience it brings to the patient and the caregiver.
Four types of hospital beds and comfort beds:
Electric Beds for home:
Hospital electric beds for home care are automatic beds. They are easy to use. An electric bed helps caregiver to lift the upper or lower body parts of the patient, with only one touch. Their features may include:
Interchangeable headboards and footboards.
Easy to assemble.
Break and scratch resistant grain panels.
Options: This hospital bed is available in various packages, with full length side bed rails, with half bed rails or with specialized mattresses and bed rails.
Semi-electric hospital beds
This semi electric home care hospital bed is designed to elevate the upper body only of the patient. It has these common features:
Easy to assemble components.
Easy-to-use hand control.
Options: packages with full length side bed rails, with half bed rails or with specialized mattresses and bed rails
Manual home care hospital beds
These medical beds are relatively cheaper than electric hospital beds. They utilize hand cranks to change bed positions, often located at the foot or head of the manual hospital bed.
Comfort electric beds
Comfort electric beds are regular beds with additional automatic features to provide more comfort to seniors or other adults at home.