When you’re preparing to care for a loved one at home, a nursing home bed is a practical option for providing comfort and excellent care. Nursing home beds tend to be compact, allowing them to fit into homes where space is tight. They are also highly affordable, since many of them are semi-electric.
Nursing home beds can often be adjusted to provide the patient with increased comfort. The head and leg areas can be raised to put the patient in a more comfortable position. By changing the patient’s position, you can reduce the occurrence of bed sores and relieve pressure that has built up on the patient’s body. A change of position can also help to relieve sore or cramped muscles, and improves circulation.
You will find that many nursing home beds are semi-electric. The positional changes can be made by use of a hand control, and are electrically powered by two motors. Generally the bed’s height must be manually adjusted, sometimes by use of a hand crank.
When you buy a nursing home bed, you will sometimes have the option of upgrading the bed package to include items like a mattress and bed rails. Upgrading your bed purchase can take some of the headache out of setting up your homecare system, since you will have the peace of mind of knowing that the bed is arriving with all of the components that you will need.
Many nursing home beds have a minimalistic, reserved appearance, allowing them to blend into your home décor quite seamlessly. Nursing home beds are an excellent choice if you will be providing care to a loved one who will be on bed rest or who needs the increased comfort of a multi-position bed.