There are three basic types of home hospital beds: full electric, semi electric and manual. Full- and semi-electric beds have the same electric functions for raising and lowering the head and foot sections. The difference between the two is that a full electric frame height adjusts with an electric motor and the frame height on a semi is adjusted with a hand crank. A manual bed has hand adjustment for all three functions.
Full electric beds are difficult to get funded through insurance carriers and require a prior authorization if it is a covered option. The electric frame height adjustment is not usually considered medically necessary. Many people will not need to change the frame height once the bed is set to the proper height for the user. Some people will adjust the frame height higher or lower it so they will be transferring “downhill” either into or out of the bed.
Hand cranks at the foot of the bed are used for adjustments and can be folded out of the way, concealing them to prevent injury. Side clips under the angle iron store shaft when the bed is unassembled. With manual adjustable height at the foot, the head, and overall, this multi-height manual bed fits your individual needs, allowing for an anatomically correct sleep surface.
Thanks to a heavy-duty steel frame and large sleep surface, bariatric beds guarantee strength and safety. Some bariatric beds have a weight capacity of up to 600 pounds and features a 42" sleep surface that is larger than a conventional bed. The hand control included adjusts the fully electric bed with multiple bed positions, with a split-pan design that operates smoothly and quietly, adjusting your patient into proper position with little fuss. A manual crank is included in case of an emergency.
Semi Electric Beds
The Semi Electric Bed is perfect for anyone who needs a hospital style bed at home or in a nursing home. The Semi Electric bed has a motor which is quiet and smooth when operating the adjustment of the head and foot sections of the bed, while the height of the bed is adjusted manually. Perfect for any home where someone needs additional assistance in bed and would like the added convenience of being able to adjust the sections of the bed.
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Fully Electric Beds
The Full Electric Bed is perfect for anyone who needs a hospital style bed at home or in a nursing home. The Full Electric bed has a motor which is quiet and smooth when operating the adjustment of the head and foot sections plus the height of the bed. Perfect for any home where someone needs additional assistance in bed and would like the added convenience of being able to adjust the upper body, knees, and overall height of the bed.
Beds have side rails that can be raised or lowered. These rails, which serve as protection for the patient and sometimes can make the patient feel more secure, can also include the buttons used for their operation by staff and patients to move the bed, call the nurse, or even control the television. There are a variety of different types of side rails to serve different purposes. While some are simply to prevent patient falls, others have equipment that can aid the patient him/herself without physically confining the patient to bed.