Investing in a hospital or adjustable bed may be worthwhile if you or a loved one has trouble getting in and out of a regular bed. I regularly evaluate patients with physical limitations as a registered physical therapist and home health care specialist, and I can offer you advice on your hospital or adjustable bed purchase. The three key recommendations for choosing an adjustable or hospital bed are listed below.
Completely vs. Semi-Electric
Hospital beds that are semi-electric contain an electric component that can be used to remotely regulate the head and foot positions, but a manual hand crank at the foot of the bed is used to raise and lower the bed. In fully electric variants, a remote control is used to regulate every setting, including bed height. Obviously, prices vary depending on your selection. Most luxury adjustable beds are completely electric.
Although your purchase will make it easier for you to move around in bed, it’s important to remember that because the given mattresses are made to be flexible to aid in transfers, they are frequently poorly built and provide inadequate support.
Some of the more expensive adjustable and hospital types are big and take up a lot of room. As a physical therapist, I advise assessing your space PRIOR to purchasing the bed to ensure that there is enough space for moving around, especially if the bed will be used in a temporary living room area.
Conventional versus Wheeled
Is this bed there permanently or just for now? While most adjustable beds are temporary and lack wheels, the majority of hospital beds have wheels for easier transportation.
Want bed rails?
Is the person you care about at risk of getting out of bed? In that case, I would advise a hospital bed with conventional drop bedrails. If you choose an adjustable bed, make sure your loved one won’t have trouble getting out of it.
These beds are made to “appear” more realistic than typical beds. For your convenience, they come in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. You can have hospital bed of your choice through Sky Medical Supplies.
Hospital beds with a focus
In most hospitals, you’ll find elegant beds like these. They’ll be easy to spot because of the price, which will be quite high. But you’ll just have to face the bullet if you’re buying for a hospital!
Hospital Bed Manual
If you’re on a limited budget and don’t mind more work, this is a terrific option. Having to physically crank the bed in order to make any adjustments adds unnecessary work. Hence, if you choose a manual bed, make sure the individual using it is physically fit.