Whether you or a loved one are recovering from surgery or injury or will be needing and assisted sleep surface in the long terms, home hospital beds — made for use in one’s home but equipped with all the features present in the beds patients use in a hospital– can be a great solution for patients and caregivers alike.
The latest and greatest electric home hospital beds in the market come standard with three important features to facilitate the recovery and well-being of patients. Firstly, their backrests can be controlled to move up and down. The downwards position is ideal for sleeping, napping and resting whereas the upwards position is great for eating, reading, watching TV and carrying out other activities. The second important feature of these beds is the elevating leg and foot portion of the device. Patients suffering from back pain or requiring their legs and feet to be elevated in order to reduce pain, swelling or accelerate healing of a lesion, will benefit from this feature.
Lastly, standard electric home hospital beds can be raised or lowered according to the patients’ needs. Individuals for whom a standard bed is usually too high for them to move into a standard position safely and comfortable, can lower the bed in order to make sure they can stand up. Caregivers will also find the home hospital bed’s downwards motion very convenient as it facilitates transfers between different devices– from a bed to a wheelchair for example. They will also benefit from the bed’s upwards motion when it comes to providing personal care to the patient.
These three features are fundamental if you’re looking for an electric home hospital bed for rent– and most beds available in the market will be equipped with them at the simple touch of a remote control button. Patients looking to purchase a bed instead– especially those suffering from respiratory ailments– will want to consider looking at beds that feature the Trendelenburg position– a forward tilt of the bed that allows for comfortable rest assisting with proper breathing.