Hospitals and adjustable beds share one thing in common. They both allow users to make adjustments to the bed’s head and foot sections as they deem necessary. So far, the similarity between these two types of beds ends there.
What Are The Distinct Features of a Hospital Bed?
Hospital beds are prescribed to be used by patients, particularly those with life-threatening medical conditions. Besides having a mechanism that allows users to elevate the feet and the head section of the bed, a hospital bed can be raised as if to reach the ceiling or you can lower it to the floor–depending on the user’s needs or preference.
This functionality feature is particularly helpful, not just for the patient/bed user, but also for their caretakers. Or even to the medical nurse attending to their care and needs. It helps them preserve their backs, and thus keeps them from becoming strained. Most importantly, it protects the patient from getting injured by making sure they don’t fall out of bed.
Hospital beds usually come with massive industrial wheels that allow easy and rapid movement, as well as built-in fixed side railings. Typically, the bed controls are fitted into the side rails. Sometimes, you can access that by using a wired-type of hand control, and this one is connected to the bed.
ICare bed mattresses for hospital beds are usually six inches thick. Most of the time, they are also enveloped in a thick vinyl layer to enable scrubbing and sanitizing. Some hospital beds you will see today feature brown laminate footboards and headboards that are firmly installed.
Since hospital beds are meant for industrial applications, it only makes sense that they are built with large frames. They come in twin sizes. This helps in keeping the patient from sleeping with their companion. A hospital bed can not be mistaken for a conventional flatbed.
Features of a Reclining/Adjustable Bed
The modern design of adjustable beds makes it possible for the user to raise the foot and head portions of the bed to provide positional comfort for a wide range of health conditions. Adjustable or reclining beds provide users with an array of therapeutic benefits of flexibility without the negative connotation we usually associate frequently with hospital beds.
Adjustable beds are intended for home, private use, and when you have them laying flat, they resemble any ordinary bed. The base of this bed can be joined to the user’s existing footboard or head, providing a smooth transition to the owner’s existing furnishing.
Adjustable beds come in many different sizes; full, twin, queen, and king sizes, making it possible for couples to share a bed. If necessary, you can request a dealer to design a custom bed, exclusively addressing your particular needs or concerns.
Icare bed mattresses for adjustable or reclining beds are built to meet the exacting standards of today’s consumers and are competitive with all of the leading brands on the market. They are resilient to countless changes and you can have them in a range of stiffness levels.
Adjustable beds come with either wired or wireless hand controllers. Users can set favorite positions on their controllers for one-touch adjustment, depending on the model selected. As for the hand controls, you use them to control the advanced functions of the bed, depending, of course, on the model, make, and technology used in building it.
Hospital beds are considered medical equipment. As per FDA, you can only acquire them via reputable dealers of medical equipment normally covered by health insurance policies.