BARIATRIC SPECIALS & WIDER HOSPITAL BEDS
If a true hospital bed is needed; the ability to raise and lower the bed frame
to accommodate the patient’s easier access to move in and out of bed is
essential. However what the industry offers has not changed with the times. Be
careful if getting a bed through insurance that you insist on a FULL
Electric bed and not a Semi –Electric where you would have to pump the
bed up and down as you would if changing a tire on your car. The patient’s
weight must be over 351 lbs. before you are allowed to upgrade to a 42” width.
For a Full or Queen Size the patient must be over 601 lbs.
All that is
offered is a 36” width that at the lowest height is usually 15” or 17” depending
upon the manufacturer, without the mattress, so one is limited to having control
of the height situation. There are only a few models that are extra low and
usually not available at your local dealer. Being able to talk to an expert that
understands the challenges and what is available in the market place is
essential. We offer bed frames in widths from 38” to Queen Size and depending
upon the manufacturer 42” and 48” and 53”. If most of the time in spent in bed
why be restricted to the standard 36” frame?
We offer beds made
in the USA, that will accommodate just about ever need, with weight capacities
of 500, 600 or 750 lbs. The proper size is essential as the body must have a
chance to rest properly as that is when the body heals itself.
patient does not share the bed space with another so the wise choice would be to
move up to a Full (53” x 80” or 84”) or if there is enough room and the person
needs room to move, turn and possibly exercise in bed the proper size would be a
Queen 60” x 80 or 84”.
challenged people use their bed as a work station as they are most comfortable
because of the Cardio Chair position, (like sitting in a recliner chair in the
middle of the bed). The High-Low option to be able to get in and out of bed is
the reason people need a hospital bed. When transferring from a Wheel Chair or
Power Chair the height of the bed should be at least 2" lower than the chair
that they are transferring from. When transferring out of the bed back to the
Wheel Chair the bed must be higher making an easier transfer for both the
patient and the caregiver. We have a bed that is as low as 7" for the special
patient and will rise to 30" than add the height of the mattress, only in widths
up to 42”.
Having the proper
bed will give the patient a better quality of life, more independence, and the
caregiver the extra help that is needed to care for their patient without
jeopardizing their own body.
The frame is just the start; the proper mattress is as important. You need a
special mattress that will bend with the bed and will handle your special needs.
You cannot make this kind of a decision without talking to someone that
understands your needs and knows what is available in the Industry.
You may have a situation that you would like to be close to your spouse instead
of in another room. There are Companion Beds that will be Adjustable Fixed
Height beds that can sit right next to the hospital bed. This would be the best
solution to keep things as normal as possible. That is the advantage of the
proper bed; it has all the bells and whistles of a hospital bed, but does not
look like a hospital bed and will fit into any décor and keeping spouses
I have been servicing Facilities, Sleep Clinics and Specialize in Home Care for
15 years and I am here to help you find the right equipment at the right price.
Please call me and let’s talk about your needs and the options available. I am
only a phone call away and available 7 days a week. Feel free to send me an
email. I look forward to helping you find the proper equipment for a home or for
a facility there are different choices. The bed is the most important piece of
furniture in a home setting as well as a hospital.
I look forward to
working with you.
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