Updated on January 30th, 2019
Selecting a hospital bed is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Especially so because it’s likely that someone you care about will be spending a lot of time on that bed. For that reason, the bed needs to be comfortable and functional to help them recover better. With the right bed in play, the patient will be able to get better a lot faster, because of the comfortable rest they will take plus the beds can be fitted with extra components to aid in the recovery process.
No matter what you are looking for, be sure that Invacare hospital beds will always have your back. Here are a few pointers to choosing the right bed.
1. Type Of Bed
Essentially, hospital beds land in one of two categories; the manual and electric. Due to their simple nature, the manual beds are of course cheaper, but also tend to have fewer positioning options. So, the patient has to be content with the available options. Their manual nature also means that your staff will also have to work a little bit harder to operate them.
Electric beds, on the other hand, are that much simpler to use and provide the patient with a lot more positioning options which means greater comfort. These beds also have hand and foot options for support in case someone needs extra support.
Adjustable bed frame use a standard twin. These beds have all the features of a standard long-term care hospital bed.
2. Positioning Options
Bed positioning is crucial for a client’s comfort and thus their recovery. Positioning is critical to the patient. Depending on what’s ailing your loved one, the doctor might recommend an appropriate bed. Our Invacare hospital bed is equipped for Fowler’s position, Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg plus many more.
3. Powered Transport
Sometimes patients need to be taken from one room to another. By having a powered hospital bed, you can quickly move the person from one position to another without a lot of strain. If you can’t take home the powered version, we’ve now made it easier to move around with our other models although you will need some strength.
4. Profiling Platforms
Profiling functions are crucial in an Invacare hospital bed. This is the technology that enables the user to sit-up in bed or raise your legs when needed. The profiling mattress platform comes equipped with a head/backrest, leg raiser, and a knee break; all controlled via remote control. Our electrical Invacare hospital bed come equipped with this technology that’s not only beneficial to the user but also caregiver because the person can be easily nursed.
Hospital beds aren’t exactly cheap. As such, you need quality products. A quality bed might be a little more expensive than the rest, but it will save you a lot of pain down the road. Here, you ideally should choose a product with an extended warranty. Our beds usually have a warranty of up to five years for the mechanical parts and two to three for the electrical which is quite fair and reasonable.
With the right hospital bed, recovery for your loved ones becomes a lot easier. Especially for bedridden people, a good bed will help them perform the simple tasks that make their days better.