What Bed is Best for Your Needs?

When you’re caring for a patient, whether it’s in your home or in a professional facility, the bed that you use can make a huge difference in the patient’s comfort and in your ability to care for them. At Med Mart, we offer four different types of beds that you’ll want to consider for your use. Let’s take a look at the features of each and whether they might be right for you.

Resident Beds

Resident beds are designed to provide caregivers with easy access to a patient. They are typically height-adjustable, and many include a position which is quite close to the floor for improved caregiving and to facilitate easier patient transfers. Resident beds feature adjustable head and foot sections, which improves patient comfort and helps to minimize the occurrence of pressure sores. These beds tend to be an economical choice. The Invacare Full-Electric Bed is a great example of a quality resident bed. This bed’s hi-low adjustments are fully electrical powered, requiring little physical effort on the caregiver’s part. This bed allows for improved caregiving and patient comfort.

Long Term Beds

Long term beds are a step up from resident beds. They’re designed to maximize a patient’s safety and health when long term care is required. Long term beds are often height adjustable, and they feature adjustable head and foot sections as well. Long term beds tend to be heavier than resident beds. They are usually fully motorized for convenience. Because patients spend lots of time in long term beds, the beds are often outfitted with elements which improve patient comfort. The Invacare Carroll CS7 Hi-Low Bed features an Auto Contour design which raises both the head and knees simultaneously for safer and more comfortable position changes. The bed also includes an arched slat design for better infection control.

Adjustable Beds

Adjustable beds are more along the lines of what you would think of as a traditional bed. These beds can be adjusted to multiple positions for improved comfort and better quality sleep. Some beds feature programmable memory positions so that you can instantly return to a preferred position. These beds fit seamlessly into most homes and don’t resemble hospital beds. The Flex-A-Bed Premier is a top-quality adjustable bed designed with your comfort in mind. The versatile positioning can help to relieve muscle aches and pains, reduce snoring, and assist with injury recovery. This bed features whisper quiet Lintak motor technology for smooth, quiet adjustments.

Hill-Rom Beds

During your search for a bed, don’t forget to consider Hill-Rom beds. Hill-Rom beds are created by one of the top hospital bed manufacturers, and these are the same beds that are used in hospitals. You can’t beat Hill-Rom beds in terms of quality, and they’re designed to promote both patient comfort and health. The Hill-Rom CareAssist bed is used in over 70% of medical and surgical units, and is available for home care settings as well. This bed is filled with safety features, including zero-gap side rails, a head of the bed indicator, and a battery backup system. If you’re still unsure about which type of bed is right for your needs, then feel free to give us a call. We’d be happy to help you find the bed that is perfect for your situation.