Are you or a loved one looking to purchase a hospital bed to improve their quality of life? Hospital beds can be a great addition to your home to help individuals with mobility issues gain back some of their lost independence. This blog will look at the many reasons why you should own a hospital bed.
The Benefits of Owning a Hospital Bed
There are many different benefits to owning a hospital bed. Not only will a hospital bed provide the user with additional comfort that a traditional bed cannot it will also increase the users independence and keep the user safe by making it easier for them to get in and out of bed. This means less chance of falls and the complications they bring! Hospital beds also have wheels which means that the bed can be moved to any area of the home. They also feature locks to make them stationary when they need to be! Hospital beds also feature therapeutic mattresses, which means more comfort for your loved one!
The Difference Between Your Bed and a Hospital Bed
Many people decide to keep their own bed at home, instead of making the switch to a hospital bed, because they don’t know the differences between them. There are many differences between a regular bed and a hospital bed, including:
Hospital beds, unlike traditional beds, are designed to be compatible with other health care devices. These beds are designed to make transferring to a wheelchair, rollator, bed table, or transfer device, easier and more convenient. This is because with a hospital bed, you can easily adjust the position of the bed!
Easy to Use
Did you know what with a hospital bed you can adjust the bed with just the touch of a button. This means that the user can adjust the bed themselves, which will help them gain back some of their lost independence.
When you make the switch to a hospital bed, the user will be able to use the bed by themselves. This will give them back lost independence, but it will also take the pressure off of the caretakers and caregivers!
Reduce the Risk of Further Complications
Hospital beds are equipped with unique hospital grade mattresses that will help reduce the risk of pressure sores and ulcers. There are also specialized ROHO mattresses available for those with more complicated conditions that may require an additional grade of support.
Features of a Hospital Bed
Hospital beds have many different features that can help increase your comfort and mobility at home. Some of these features include:
Hospital beds have the ability to have the backrest elevated to 90 degrees. This will help the user sit up. The adjustable position is also available for the lower limbs which can help increase both comfort and circulation!
Adjustable Bed Height
By being able to control the bed height, hospital beds provide an advanced level of safety and convenience. Whether the user is trying to get in or out of the bed, the transfer will be much easier than in a normal bed.
Beyond all of the gained independence and safety listed above, hospital beds also have an added safety feature. These beds come with the option of having a half rail or a full rail. This means that you and your loved one can rest easy knowing that there is no risk of falling off the bed during the night.
Therapeutic Features of a Hospital Bed
Hospital beds have many different therapeutic features. When you purchase a hospital bed from ADAPT Home Health Care, the package includes an upgraded mattress. These mattresses are designed to help with pressure redistribution which means less chance of bed ulcers! The mattresses also feature low shear and friction which makes transfering the user in and out of the bed much easier. Another benefit that comes with a hospital bed it adjustable positioning. This can help improve circulation, reduce acid reflux, as well as assist with respiration issues and sleep apnea!
Our Selection of Hospital Beds
At ADAPT Home Health Care, we have a wide selection of hospital beds to help you transform your life at home! The Drive Hospital Bed
The Drive Delta Ultra-Light 1000 Hospital Bed is a Full-electric bed. It has a unique style that features a taller headboard than footboard and is break and scratch resistant. This bed also comes with the option of full or half length rauls. No matter what size you pick, all of the springs are labelled and colour coded which makes installing the side rails a breeze! The motor is self contained which means it is lighter and quieter. This bed also features a 9 volt battery in the hand control which allows for adjustment up to 9 full cycles.
The Drive Mattress
Looking for a combination of value and comfort? Then Drive’s most popular therapeutic foam mattress is right for you! Thsi mattress has 3 full layers of latex free foam which helps with pressure redistribution and reduction of shear and friction. This mattress is designed to be durable and half a long life, so that you can reap the benefits for years to come. The edges are made of high density foam so that they can provide support and facilitate safe patient transfers!
The INVACARE Hospital Bed
The INVACARE Hospital Bed is a great addition to your home. This full electric hospital bed features universal bed ends which means you can use either as a head or footboard. The bed comes with rubber casters to prevent floor scuffs and it features a compact low voltage motor that is quieter, but faster!
The INVACARE Mattress
The INVACARE Solace® Prevention Series Mattresses are designed to help minimize the risk of pressure ulcers by distributing weight as uniformly as possible and allowing blood to flow through the capillaries in areas prone to lesion development. This series features four mattresses that have different treatment efficacies. This way you get to choose which mattress is right for you! The INVACARE mattresses are available in 80” standard length.
HALSA Bed and HALSA Plus Bed
This premium bed, designed by Permobile, has dual posts on each side to increase stability at any height! It also features an attractive and durable head and footboard which is available in Maple and Mahogany. The HALSA Bed has a weight capacity of 375lbs and the HALSA Plus Bed has a weight capacity of 500lbs. They both have a low position of 10” and a high position of 25”, but the width of the HALSA Plus Bed can be expanded! Unlike other hospital beds that feature Trendelenburg capabilities as an option, but at HALSA, the Trendelenburg feature comes standard.
The ADAPT Home Health Care Difference
At ADAPT Home Health Care we take pride in providing our customers with industry leading customer service and products! If you are considering purchasing a hospital bed to help improve your life or the life of a loved one, contact us today! Our team will help you decide which is the perfect hospital bed for your home. Call us, visit us online, or stop by one of our three stores across the Greater Toronto Area today!