Frequently Asked Questions on Hospital Beds


What is the difference between a semi-electric and full-electric hospital bed?

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.

What is the difference between a standard hospital bed and luxury 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.

What is the standard size of a hospital bed?

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.

How to choose a hospital bed?

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.

What is a “Med-Surge” hospital bed?

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.