Electric Hospital Bed / Full Electric Medical Bed
When looking to buy electric hospital beds for sale, there are many things that one needs to consider, one of the most important factors being dependability. If you’re looking for an electric hospital bed from a brand you can trust, take note that AvaCare Medical can provide you with the best full-electric hospital beds, made by America’s most popular mobility aid manufacturers, such as Drive Medical, Lumex, Medline, and Invacare. Read more...
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Why Someone May Need a Hospital Bed at Home
There are many benefits associated with having a home hospital bed, but electric medical beds provide even more advantages than most manual ones. A foremost benefit is that most fully-electric hospital beds are particularly suited for positioning and transferring patients. By having hospital bed motors on the unit, full-electric beds make it much easier for the caregiver to position the user’s legs, back, and even head in order to move them quickly and efficiently to a transfer chair. Further, these models can help them out of their automatic patient bed so they can get to their walker, or even just to another chair in their home.
Motorized hospital beds also benefit the user since they often have attachments that can help them position the bed themselves. A fully automatic hospital bed with a remote control can present a win-win situation for both the caregiver and the patient, and offers some of the following benefits:
Helps to Alleviate Physical Pain and Discomfort
By allowing easy positioning for transfers and even general use, an all-electric hospital bed for home use can help both users and caregivers not to have the associated pain that comes with patients sleeping in traditional beds. Users can continuously position themselves so in order to reduce or even eliminate neck, back, hip, or leg pain easily at the touch of a button. At the same time, caregivers can easily position the patients, for both transfers and continuous bedrest, without risking injury to their backs. (Back injury is actually a frequent occurrence among the elderly, due to improper positioning of the patient.)
Helps the User to Improve Circulation
When a person is stuck in one place for too long, they’re more prone to bedsores due to having pressure in the same spot for long periods of time. That’s why anyone who is bedridden, especially those who cannot move easily, needs to have a way to change positions and distribute weight to other parts of their body.
Another thing to note is that when people who are elderly or handicapped sit in bed for a long time, they’re subject to poor circulation, which can trigger medical issues such as blood clots or aneurysms. By using a power hospital bed, frequent repositioning is simple. An automatic medical bed allows for better circulation to the arms, feet, and legs of the patient or user. While some beds are semi-electric and allow for manual positioning if the need for such arises (for instance, during a power outage), many people are able to use a fully electric bed with a battery backup.
A fully-electric hospital bed for home use has so many benefits in terms of safety. Many of them have handrails, spanning either partially or fully across the bed. The handrails serve multiple functions on a fully electric hospital bed for home use. In total, electric hospital beds with rails offer three primary benefits: they keep patients from falling, they help users in sitting up and transferring, and they can also provide a place to hang necessary items such as remote controls and personal belongings.
An electric bed for a patient provides all of the same benefits at home that an electric bed in a hospital would. It allows caregivers and patients to mitigate fatigue associated with sitting up, getting in and out of bed, and even having to lift or move to a different position in general, and allows users to be repositioned more easily.
Choosing an Electric Hospital Bed
When looking to buy a bed for patients that is electric, one needs to figure out what is most important, and then prioritize imperatives. An electric bed for patients needs to meet certain criteria to accommodate both the user’s and the caregiver’s needs. However, there are certain limits that an electric care bed may have, and these factors cannot be overlooked. Here are some of the things to look for in an electric nursing bed.
Most electric hospital beds can hold between 350 and 450 pounds, but bariatric users may require a higher weight limit than this. Some bariatric automatic bed models are designed for patients who weigh up to 1000 pounds. The weight limit of power beds for medical use is crucial, and one needs to understand that this weight limit is simply for the frame itself – it doesn’t include the weight of the mattress, which can slightly lower the weight capacity of the bed. Therefore, a user needs to ensure that they purchase a bed which is well above their weight (or the next size up at least) to make sure they don’t go over the weight capacity.
Wheel Locks and Safety Features
While some beds are designed to remain stationary, many electric beds for the home have wheels to allow for easy moving if necessary. The wheels help to move the bed back and forth away from the wall in order to adjust them appropriately or to allow them to lie flat when needed. More than anything, though, the wheels of the automated hospital bed should have locking mechanisms so the user in bed can keep the bed stationary. Otherwise, this could hinder mobility or cause safety issues or falls when transferring.
The Size of the Bed
Just as with any traditional bed in a person’s home, the size of an automatic hospital bed is extremely important. Many fully electric beds require some additional space to accommodate cables or additional electronics. One needs to ensure that a bed will be able to fit in the room, and allow proper space for both the user and a caregiver (if necessary) for repositioning, turning, and even the ability to get in and out of bed easily.
Here at AvaCare Medical, we take pride in the fact that we can provide you with the best electric hospital beds for home use! If you would like any assistance with your order, or if you have some questions for us, we’d love to hear from you! Our customer care representatives are ready to answer the call – all you have to do is call us toll-free at 1-877-813-7799, or chat with us online during business hours . Otherwise, don’t hesitate to send us an email at [email protected]!