If you are planning to buy a hospital bed for someone who is relaxing at home or who needs care at home, the first step is to decide whether to buy or rent one.
When selecting the appropriate hospital bed, a healthcare professional is the best source of advice. Their recommendations are usually based on the patient's condition and needs, as well as who will be treating the patient. Caregivers and trained specialists require different bed functions.
Beds differ in terms of frames, mattresses and accessories. Hospital beds can be manual, semi-electric, or electric. Electric beds offer convenience and a simpler setting and are ideal for inpatients. Manual beds have manual control and are less expensive, while semi-electric beds are only moved by the head and foot position, but the height of the bed is adjusted manually.
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Useful tips in choosing a hospital bed
Before choosing a bed for the house, all doors and stairs should be measured. It is also important to ensure that the selected bed can be easily taken home and placed in the particular room where it is supposed to stand.
Hospital beds on the first floor of a house or building are more practical because they avoid frequent climbing or climbing stairs. This is especially true for adult caregivers who need constant access to patients.
On the first floor, patients feel less isolated. In addition, the bed should be positioned so that the caregiver has access to both sides of the bed and the patient. If the bed needs electricity, there should be a working electrical outlet nearby.