If you’re experiencing soreness after sleeping, or have trouble getting into or out of bed, a new hospital bed is a great choice. Here is some information on the different types of hospital beds, what it takes to get a hospital bed at home, as well as some other considerations.
How do I Get a Hospital Bed for my Home?
First, how is it possible to get a hospital bed in your home? There are two ways to get your own hospital bed: buy or rent. To rent a hospital bed in Maryland, it’s best to do so from a mobility equipment rental store such as Freedom Mobility. If your need for a hospital bed is a bit more long term, it would make more sense to purchase a hospital bed outright.Here at Freedom Mobility we also offer hospital beds for purchase. Visit our showroom to see one of our models on display.
Which Hospital Bed Should I Use?
There are a wide variety of hospital bed brands and styles available for use. But when it comes down to actual types with regards to functionality, there are two types of hospital beds most commonly used in the home:
Low Hospital Beds
A low hospital bed is one which is, you guessed it, low to the ground. These beds are commonly recommended for those seeking better access to their beds as they have trouble getting into and out of something higher up. A low hospital bed also offers adjustable head and foot panels to accommodate different sitting positions. Low hospital beds may or may not be the best option when considering caregivers. Make sure to discuss the pros and cons with your caregiver before choosing either a low or a standard hospital bed. We also offer a hospital bed with custom features like Trendelenburg and a full seated position with many choices for head and footboard sizes and colors. This bed does not have a rental option and is only available to purchase.
Hi-Low Hospital Beds
A hi-low hospital bed is the perfect piece of mobility equipment for those with limited mobility who also have a caregiver involved. A hi-low hospital bed offers the same accommodations of a low hospital bed in that it can be lowered to offer easy access, but once you’re in the bed it can be raised to allow better access for the caregiver. Both hi-low hospital beds and low hospital beds may use bed rails to prevent falling out of the bed once raised.
Freedom Mobility can Help
It is strongly recommended that, when trying to decide between hospital beds, you consult with an experienced mobility specialist. Here at Freedom Mobility, we have the industry experience to take the feedback you give us with regards to your needs in your home and develop a mobility plan which improves your quality of life at home. For more information on the mobility equipment we offer here at Freedom Mobility, or to schedule a consultation, give us a call directly at (443) 445-3518 or visit our mobility equipment showroom in Hanover, MD today!