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

Home hospital beds are designed to be highly adjustable, conforming to your exact comfort level and preferences. 

Adjustable Positioning: Transition from a laying to a sitting position with a button's touch. A home hospital bed allows you to adjust your foot or head positioning, raise your knees, and more without stacking pillows. 

Mattress Selection: Choose from foam, gel, air, or multiple materials to find the perfect mattress to match your comfort. The mattress selection options for home hospital beds are endless, providing far greater customization options than traditional mattresses. 

Heat/Massage: Want an even more luxurious night’s sleep? Some luxury home hospital beds offer integrated heating and massage systems. With comfort like that, you’ll never want to get out of bed! 

Reduced Risk of Falls

Falls are one of the most prevalent causes of injuries for seniors at home, often leading to serious health consequences. Home hospital beds are designed with several fall prevention features– reducing the risk of fractures, head trauma, and other injuries. 

Fall-prevention features include: 

  • Hi-Low: Hi-Low beds raise or lower vertically with the press of a button, allowing users to stay at a preferred height when entering or exiting the bed.
  • Bed-Rails: Detachable, customizable metal rails that are attached to the sides of a hospital bed. These rails help provide extra stability during transfers in and out of bed, as well as prevent rolling out of the bed in the middle of the night.
  • Lighting: Don’t underestimate proper lighting! Some hospital beds include underbed lighting to help assist in late-night transfers. 

Learn more about how hospital beds can help prevent falls

Improved Health Outcomes

The right hospital bed can dramatically improve health outcomes. In addition to fall prevention, experience the following improvements to home healthcare: 

  • Pressure Relief: For individuals at risk of bed sores, alternating pressure and pressure redistribution mattresses can prevent injury.
  • Improved Sleep: Don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep! A restful sleep can help regulate mood, blood sugar, improve healing, and promote cardiac health.
  • Increased Independence: Encourage loved ones to maintain their independence, even with limited mobility. Hospital beds allow patients to easily adjust their position and enter/exit the bed with limited assistance, improving everyday independence.

Easy Caregiving

Home hospital beds don’t just benefit the user! Caregivers play a pivotal role in caring for those who require medical attention or who have limited mobility at home. Adjustable hospital beds can make a world of a difference in making the caregiving process far easier. 

Features covered above like adjustable positioning, Hi-Low beds, and more help significantly reduce physical strain for caregivers. Built-in alert systems like bed exit alarms can also help “keep an eye” on patients’ safety even when they’re alone. 

Unsure of where to start? Here are 4 of our best hi-low home hospital beds for home use (featuring our top choices to fit every budget). 

The MedMart online catalog includes hundreds of home hospital bed options: explore everything from fully manual beds to luxury home bed packages, pressure relief mattresses, and more.