For many patients, being in the comfort of their own home during recovery is very important.
However, that recovery may require them to stay in a hospital-style bed, which offers better support, safety and comfort.
Buying or renting a hospital bed for home use comes with many different benefits:
- Patients who spend long stretches in bed can develop bed sores. Because hospital style beds have adjustable positions, they can relieve the pressure that leads to bed sores.
- Changing the position of the bed can also improve circulation, by lowering and raising the head and feet of the patient.
- Having this type of bed at home can make things easier for caregivers who need to transfer patients in and out of bed.
You can find these beds at a medical supply store, but as with any purchase, it's one that you should research first. Here are some features to look for when renting or buying a hospital bed.