Medical beds or hospital beds, apart from hospital, are widely used in homes and care homes for elderly people. They are considered one of the most popular patient care products with a plethora of features in their name. Such beds are different than the usual ones as they are specifically fashioned to meet the needs of patients. At HPFY you will find different kinds of at home hospital bed and other accessories at best prices, you can explore our wide collection of medical beds for home from top brands like Invacare Corporation, Drive Medical, and Medline Industries.
Bed-bound patients and individuals with limited mobility find normal beds uncomfortable, for them different types of hospital beds are manufactured. Additionally, there are very many bed accessories available at HPFY, like mattress for hospital type bed and bed boards.
As the name suggests, these are manually operated beds. To operate a manual medical bed, use the cranks positioned at the foot of the bed. Since they are not dependent on electrical current, they are simpler to use and the chances of motor failure are also reduced. Subsequently, they are extremely cost-efficient and easy to maintain.
The Humane Restraint Duramax Bedrestrains the movement in a humanely manner. It is designed to aid patient’s comfort while successfully withholding the aggressive movements of a person. Similarly, the Invacare IVC Manual Homecare Bed combines effortless positioning of the upper body and knees with the economy of manual bed height adjustment. High-impact bed end panels are stronger than fiberboard and have a better impact and are scratch resistance.
Manual hospital beds are best suitable for those having a caregiver to assist them. For those who do not have a caregiver for help can opt for an electrical bed.
Side rails are an important feature of all hospital beds and provide enhanced patient safety from risk of fall. You can customize the railings and hospital bed mattress options for your manual bed.
Railing options include half-length, full-length and four piece half-length railings. Half-length extends from the head area to the waist with no railing at the foot.
Full-length railing ensures there is no gap and extends from head to foot on either side of the bed. The four piece half-length railing involves four shorter rails on both sides with a gap around the waist area.
Mattress options include foam, innerspring or therapeutic support mattress, for example air-loss therapy.
Built with a single or dual motor, these beds offer more features than a manual bed making life easier for caregivers. Movement of the head and foot sections can be controlled electronically but for the bed height, manual and electric options are available. Semi electric hospital beds are generally larger than conventional beds, lighter than full electric beds and can still be used for heavy-duty persons, with weight capacity up to 450 lbs. Suitable for taller and larger patients.
Safety rail options include half-length or full-length.
Mattress options are innerspring, foam, therapeutic support mattresses like alternating pressure, gel, air or pressure relief mattress.
In the Lumex Patriot Bed, which is a semi electric bed from Graham-Field, the head and foot sections can be raised or lowered simultaneously or independently with one hand control. In case of a power failure, the motor unit lowers both sections with just a single standard 9-volt battery.
The Single Crank Bed from Drive Medical has manual height adjustment while the foot and head sections are electronically controlled. It has heavy-duty reinforced frame that holds up twisting and bending.
These are sturdy and have electronically-controlled head, foot and height adjustments. Allow for anatomically correct sleep posture with touch of a button. Latest full electric hospital beds are lightweight in design with the Lumex Patriot Bed weighing only 178 lbs.
Safety rail options include semi-length or full-length rails which are removable.
Mattress choice will depend on the user – his body type, his condition, allergies if any, and duration of usage. You can select from innerspring mattress , memory foam, therapeutic foam, fiber-fill, air mattress, pressure relief, etc.
These are heavy-duty beds with weight capacity going up to 1200 pounds. Bariatric hospital beds are also extra wide to accommodate large patients with a width going above 52 inches and length 88 inches. The ITA-MED Bariatric Fully Electric Heavy Duty Beds are designed with the bariatric patient in mind, the bed frame extends to the edges of the bed deck for better support than most other split-spring bariatric beds. The hand pendant features dynamic client positioning, allowing the consumer or caregiver to change the positioning of the head and foot sections as well as the bed height.
The Drive Medical’s Bariatric Bed is full electric and has a width of 54” with length of 88”. It features all-steel construction with a heavy-duty frame and has hand control that provides multiple bed positioning.
Low beds are ideal for those who are elderly and fragile and at risk of fall. They are simple in design and made with the frame close to the floor. Made of metal, wood or composite board, low hospital bed frames can accommodate both the box spring and mattress or just a mattress.
The Medline Alterra 1385 Hi-Low Full Electric Bed provides exceptionally smooth and quiet operation due to its amazingly constructed parallel electronic system. The perfectly synchronized high-low motors ensure that the bed deck remains level even after frequent motion and long term use. With a weight capacity of 500 pounds, the bed also features unique grid/rib deck that prevents the structure from sagging and ensures full safety of the patient.
When buying your hospital bed there are certain factors to keep in mind.
Note- Choosing a mattress will depend on the general health condition of the patient because those who are bed-bound may require a therapeutic mattress. Our mattresses are designed for different body type, sizes and conditions. They are specially developed to prevent pressure ulcers, provide pain relief, etc. Side rails choice will also depend on the patient and the level of safety he/she needs.
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The head and foot raises and lowers electrically with a controller in both fully electric and semi-electric bed models however the bed itself only raises and lowers electrically in a full electric hospital bed and needs to be adjusted manually with a crank in a semi electric hospital bed.
Luxury beds are distinguished from standard hospital beds by the base unit. Standard hospital bed frames are metallic and have to be assembled in two pieces. Luxury bed base units are one piece and padded. Luxury Beds offer multiple positions for more comfort.
A standard size hospital bed is 36 inch wide 80 inch - 82 inch in length. There will normally be a few inches off the side to account for the rails and a few inches along the head and foot board so total size is normally about 39 to 40 inches wide and 90 inches long.
While choosing a hospital bed you should consider the type of adjustability desired. Full-electric hospital beds can be easier on patients and caretakers, because they require less physical work than a semi-electric.
The next point to be considered should be the length of the rails needed. Choose full-length rails when the user of the bed tends toss and turn and fall out of the hospital bed.
Finally, You must consider the warranty on the bed. If the user of the bed tends to wear out beds quickly, select a bed with a longer warranty.
A “med-surg” hospital bed is another name for a fully electric medical bed used in hospitals that takes care of the general needs of most patients.