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Considerations When Choosing the Medical bed

Aug. 28, 21

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Medical beds are some of the most common pieces of hospital furniture. But modern hospital beds are not only designed for inpatient hospital rooms. They are also used in-home care, assisted living facilities, and many other settings where people may need medical beds that are more suitable for short-term or long-term use. Unlike traditional residential hospital beds, hospital beds can usually be adjusted in height and position, allowing patients to raise their heads and/or feet to achieve a more comfortable positioning or recovery. So do you know how to choose a hospital bed? And do you know the considerations when choosing the medical bed?

Health status

The health condition of the bed user is one of the most important factors that will determine the type of bed needed.

  • Can the bed user freely move around? Do they require assistance to adjust themselves while in bed?

  • Does their condition create a need for specific support features?

  • How many hours do users spend in bed every day?

If the user needs to lie in a hospital bed for a long time, an extended-use (long-term care) bed may be beneficial. They are built to last, operate quietly, and often come in more colors and styles to match the décor of your home. For more temporary use, such as to recover from illness or surgery, a more standard hospital bed will do. Medical-surgical beds are available for people that require long-term, intensive, around-the-clock care.

Required Weight Capacity

That indicates a weight capacity for the patient as well as one for the bed itself. When determining weight capacity, be sure to factor in the weight of the mattress, bed linens, user, and anything else that would sit on top of the bed. For the weight capacity of the mattress, you may want to choose one that can handle at least 20 to 25 percent of your actual weight.

The benefits of installing hospital beds at home

For people with limited mobility, hospital beds are one of the most effective types of beds. Moreover, they are not only suitable for hospitals. You can also use them at home. They are an excellent choice to provide you or your loved ones with maximum comfort, functionality, and safety. For people who need home care or have health problems, installing a hospital bed at home is a good choice.

Design safety: The design of hospital beds is safe. You can adjust the side rails of the bed to prevent it from falling off the bed. These guides also allow you to grab something to adjust yourself and feel comfortable.

It is easier for the nursing staff to help you: the beds can be adjusted easily. They can move up and down, making it easier for you to get in and out of bed. They also make it easier for caregivers to help you. There will be no awkward postures, nor will you reach out in an unnatural position to help you walk around and lie on the bed.

Comfortable sleep: A good night’s sleep is very important. Regardless of whether you have mobility or health problems, it can be challenging to become comfortable and find the right sleeping position. The hospital bed allows you to easily adjust your position for comfort.

You can stay in your favorite home: Many people want to stay in their favorite home as long as possible. Even if you have health and mobility issues, hospital beds can keep you at home.

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