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Hospital Beds in the Home

Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by LAMedicalBlogger

Providing an ill or injured patient with a comfortable bed that can be adjusted to their liking is one of the main priorities of a hospital. But what if you or your loved one lives at home? Luckily, advances in bedding technology in the past decade have allowed for hospital beds to become more readily available to people and places besides hospitals and assisted living centers. But why would you or your loved one need a hospital bed in your home? The benefits are numerous and provide not only the ailing person with more comfort, but also the caregiver with an easier way to assist them.

For starters the adjustability of multiple parts of the bed offers benefits for both the user and their caregiver. Adjusting the head and legs is crucial in providing the user with a comfortable position. The head and legs can be raised or lowered to find an optimal position for those with back or breathing problems. It can also aid in getting the user out of the bed if they have mobility problems. An adjustable head can also help the user to sit up when reading or eating.

Being able to raise and lower the overall height of the bed also plays a role in getting the user in and out of the bed comfortably. It also allows for easier caregiver aid when the bed is raised instead of making them bend over and strain their back.

There are other benefits to having a hospital bed as well. The side rails assist the user with moving around in the bed, as well as getting into or out of the bed safely. They also prevent the user from falling out of bed. Hospital beds are also easy to move around the room to accommodate other medical equipment. They can also be locked into place to prevent movement, creating a safer environment for the user and their caregiver.

So, if you or a loved one are injured or have a medical issue that increases the amount of time you spend in your bed, switching to a hospital bed may be a prudent choice. Discuss our situation with your family and your doctor, and then visit LAMedicalRetail.comto see how we can make your bedding situation better for you.

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