Tips for Buying an Electric Hospital Bed

If you have found this you are in the position of having to buy an electric hospital bed for either yourself or a loved one, or perhaps you are just helping out a friend. It’s a big decision (for more reasons than one) and a significant investment, and though there aren’t dozens and dozens of them to choose from, you do need to feel comfortable with your choice, so a little help in getting you there can go a long way to peace of mind. View more hasta yatağı

Price. As with most purchases, the first decision is price. How much money can be spent on this bed. For less than $500 you can purchase a semi-electric hospital bed, and that’s for the bed only. A mattress and rails adds another couple hundred dollars to the purchase – you may be lucky enough to find a package that offers a deal for about $750. A full electric bed will add upwards of $150 to the cost – and up to $2000 or more depending on the model. A bariatric bed without the mattress or rails will cost about $4000.

Semi-Electric or Full Electric. A semi-electric bed allows you to raise and lower the head and foot using a digital keypad, but to raise or lower the actual bed, you have to wind it manually using an included handle, which is not difficult to do. A full electric bed allows adjustment to the height of the bed as well as the position of the head and foot via a digital keypad.

Bariatric or Standard. The deciding factor here is the weight of the patient. Standard homecare beds are designed to comfortably and safely support patients up to a maximum weight of 350 lbs, whereas a bariatric bed is to designed for patients with a weight of up to 700 lbs.

Mattress. A foam mattress is the cheapest and is the type that will be included in most packages. However, mattresses that provide proper support are also available at a price.

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