When Is It Time To Get A Hospital Bed For Home Use?

November 28, 2022 3 min read

When Is It Time To Get A Hospital Bed For Home Use?

If your loved ones have just been discharged from a hospital and require additional care at home, it may be a good time to consider a hospital bed. Hospital beds are specially designed for resting and offer comfort and safety to patients recovering from their health conditions. Caregivers can derive many benefits from using such beds, such as better sleep, improved comfort and overall improve their quality of life, and there are many types of hospital beds to suit the needs of your loved ones. Here are some reasons you should get a hospital bed for home use.

 

Mobility issues 

As we grow older, it can be difficult getting in and out of bed. Also, for our loved ones who have just returned home from an extended hospital stay, it can be just as tricky. If you notice an elderly or loved one losing their balance and are struggling with getting in and out of bed, or sitting up in bed, it might be time to consider a hospital bed.

Before making any decisions, discuss with your loved ones if they are comfortable with the idea, as they may be reluctant or uncomfortable to make these changes. For those with minor mobility issues, it may be possible to consider bed rails to fit onto their existing beds instead. For those who have more specific needs or longer-term care needs, hospital beds offer the ability to customise the positioning of the bed to ensure comfort and is also suited for caregivers to perform daily care effectively.

 

Adjustable headrests and elevation for the feet

One key feature of hospital beds is that they allow the adjustment of the upper body, lower body, as well as bed height. With the upper and lower body adjustments, it offers more positioning options to users who spend extended periods of time in bed. For example, they can elevate the upper body and lower the legs to create a sitting position for meal times or activities. 

There are many different types of hospital beds available to suit the different needs of your elderly loved ones, so it all depends on your requirements and preferences. By design, hospital beds will provide greater comfort and relief for the users compared to regular home beds, and the higher quality beds will offer more advances features for better positioning and pressure reduction.

 

Care equipment on hospital beds

Hospital beds often include bed rails which will allow users to sleep with peace of mind, which can be folded down to facilitate the user in getting in and out of bed when needs. Some beds even have the option to remove the rails for users who may not need them sometimes, for example during the daytime. Other related care equipment that complement hospital beds include overbed tables, which are tables with wheels that can be rolled easily under the bed and used for meal times or activities. These overbed tables are height adjustable so that they can suit the preferred height of the user.

You can also add your home care equipment to make it more convenient for your loved ones. The customization options are endless, and they offer a great deal of convenience and support to the patient depending on their needs.

 

Conclusion 

Here at The Golden Concepts, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of your loved ones through our curated range of quality products and services. We have an extensive selection of  hospital bed for sale in Singapore with quality durable frames and user-friendly designs. We also offer wheelchairs with detachable footrests and pushchairs depending on the needs of the user. Contact us if you need any assistance in finding the most suitable product for your loved ones, and we will gladly assist you. 


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