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If you are considering buying a medical bed, you can’t casually buy the medical beds. Before you buy the hospital medical bed, you need to consider your needs, the time you need to use, relatives of the body state and so on. Only considered these, the hospital medical beds you bought will be good enough.
How long do you and your loved one need the hospital bed for? If you are your loved one requires a long-term hospital bed, an extended-use hospital bed may be beneficial. Those hospital beds are built to last, operate quietly and often come in more colors and styles to match the decoration of your home. If for more temporary use, such as to recover from illness or surgery, a more standard hospital bed will be enough.
It is very important to assess your needs to find the right hospital medical bed. Do you need the hospital beds that can be lowered every day to help you get up in the morning? Or does the first aid beds need to be raised for the caregiver to tend to you easier? Make a list of features that you would like to see in your hospital bed to help you find the most suitable medical bed that also fits in your budget.
The weight of the patient also needs to be considered. The specifications for the medical bed may indicate a weight capacity for the patient as well as one for the emergency bed itself. When determining weight capacity, be sure to factor in the weight of the mattress, bed linens, user and anything else that would sit on top of the hospital bed. For the weight capacity of the mattress, you may want to choose one that can handle at least 20 to 25 per cent of your actual weight for your hospital medical bed.
How many hours in a day will be spent in the medical bed? If you, or your loved one, spend more than 15 hours a day in the hospital bed, you may want to choose a full electric emergency bed. Manual and semi-electric medical beds are built for short-term use and tend to be less durable than full electric medical beds. This is also important when selecting mattresses. The longer you spend in bed, they more likely you are to develop bed sores. Selecting a mattress that can prevent bed sores is the key. Full electric hospital beds allow you to change positions regularly to help alleviate pressure points on the body.
Are the patients able to get in and out of bed by themselves? Does the patient need a medical bed that lowers to help him get out of bed? Are the patients able to sit upright on their own? All these questions and more need to be answered in order to select the right hospital bed before you bought.