David Lykins

David Lykins
  1. Adjustable Beds: Our Top 3 Hospital Bed Alternatives

    Adjustable Beds: Our Top 3 Hospital Bed Alternatives

    Would you like to experience old age in a medical facility, or at home surrounded by friends and family members?

    As the baby boomer generation ages, many individuals are determined to age “in place,” staying in their homes and surrounded by loved ones. Aging in place is becoming increasingly popular—and with good reason! It allows you to remain comfortable in your home and have full control over your daily life.

    The real reasons why we need comfortable hospital beds:

    • Improves your loved one's comfort and sleep quality.
    • Facilitates better care and nursing access.
    • Reduces pressure sores with adjustable features.
    • Supports recovery through improved rest.
    • Enables better circulation and respiratory function.
    • Customizable positions aid specific health needs.
    • Promotes independence and mobility
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  2. Medical Mobility Devices: Should You Use Insurance or Self-Pay?

    Medical Mobility Devices: Should You Use Insurance or Self-Pay?

      Pros Cons
    Insurance
    • Free or low-cost
    • Long documentation/approval process
    • Possible denial
    • Limited customization
    • Only basic models provided
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  3. When Is the Right Time to Buy a Hospital Bed for Your Senior Loved One?

    When Is the Right Time to Buy a Hospital Bed for Your Senior Loved One?

    Do you want to help provide the best quality of care possible for your parent, spouse, or other loved one? 

    It can be difficult to watch loved ones get older: daily mobility and everyday tasks that used to be simple, suddenly aren’t anymore. Your loved ones may begin to struggle with getting out of bed on their own, may be a fall risk, or need to stay in specific seated positions to accommodate health conditions. 

    As family members age, risks of health complications and injuries also increase. 

    A home hospital bed can be an enormous help in caring for your loved one and providing them a happier, safer quality of life. 

    You may be wondering- how do I know when to buy a home hospital bed? 

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  4. 8 Considerations When Choosing a Hospital Bed for Home Care

    8 Considerations When Choosing a Hospital Bed for Home Care

    Struggling to get in and out of bed? Need relief from pressure sores or achey joints? Dealing with a chronic health condition? Home hospital beds can provide significant relief, improve health outcomes, and improve everyday life for a wide range of people. 


    Here are our top tips for choosing a home hospital bed to improve you or a loved one’s quality of life. 

    Manual, Semi-Electric, and Electric Hospital Beds

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  5. Semi Electric vs Electric Hospital Beds- What’s the Difference?

    Semi Electric vs Electric Hospital Beds- What’s the Difference?

    Gone are the days of struggling with bulky cranks or stacking pillows in order to help a patient change position in bed. These days, modern hospital and long term care beds include motorized systems for easy adjustment. 

    Need to sit up in bed? Raise your knees? Changing positions can be as simple as pressing a button on a handheld remote control. 

    If you’re looking for a home hospital bed, you may find yourself wondering– what’s the difference between a fully electric and semi-electric hospital bed? 

    Fully Electric vs Semi-Electric Hospital Beds

    Both electric and semi-electric hospital beds use motors to adjust the positioning of the bed without manual strain. Patients or caregivers can adjust

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  6. Top Reasons to Switch from a “Regular” to a Hospital Bed at Home

    Top Reasons to Switch from a “Regular” to a Hospital Bed at Home

    Thinking about making the transition from a regular bed to home hospital bed, but aren’t sure if it’s worth it?

    Don’t let the name fool you, “hospital beds” belong in your home as well, and can dramatically transform the everyday comfort and wellbeing of those with mobility issues.

    In this blog, we’ll explore four of the top reasons to have a hospital bed at home for yourself or a loved one.

    Improved Comfort

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  7. 5 Important Things to Know When Selecting Bed Safety Rails for Home Hospital Beds

    5 Important Things to Know When Selecting Bed Safety Rails for Home Hospital Beds

    What is a Bed Safety Rail?

    A home hospital bed safety rail is a component that secures to a home bed, offering a helping hand to support loved ones with mobility limitations. These rails help provide a sturdy grip while entering/exiting the bed and prevent harmful falls. 

    Bed safety rails can be purchased as part of a hospital bed kit or individually.

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  8. 4 Things to Look for in A Bedwetting Mattress

    4 Things to Look for in A Bedwetting Mattress

    Bedwetting is a common issue that affects both children and older adults. If you find yourself frequently replacing mattresses, washing sheets, or managing unpleasant odors, it may be time for a better solution.

    Modern-day incontinence mattresses and mattress protectors provide a restful, comfortable night's sleep while protecting against bedwetting. Featuring a built-in fluid barrier and odor protection, users of all ages can enjoy a comfortable night's sleep worry-free.

    Looking to buy an incontinence mattress? Here are four things to keep in mind (as well as some of our top bedwetting solutions!). 

    Do You Need a Mattress or Mattress Protector?

    Yes, you need a mattress protector if you’re wetting the bed. Both incontinence mattresses and mattress protectors help those who

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  9. 4 Best Hi-Low Hospital Beds for Home Use

    4 Best Hi-Low Hospital Beds for Home Use

    Looking for a home hospital bed?


     Hi-low beds offer a helping hand to promote easy caregiving, increased independence, and greater comfort in everyday life for you and your loved ones. 

    What is a Hi-Low Bed?

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  10. Choose the Right Hospital Bed and Mattress Size for Home Care

    Choose the Right Hospital Bed and Mattress Size for Home Care

    Fewer things are more important to home care and recovery than the right hospital bed. Don’t spend all your time and energy comparing different hospital bed features without considering one of the most important features of all: bed and mattress size.

    It's about more than comfort–  the right fit can make a significant difference in recovery and overall health

    An incorrectly sized hospital bed frame or mattress can lead to discomfort, poor sleep quality, and even health complications.

    Before you select your next hospital bed purchase, take the time to slow down and evaluate the different sizes of hospital beds to find the best fit for your needs.

    Identifying Your Needs

    Start by identifying the measurements of the patient or loved one who will be using the home hospital bed. Height and weight

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