WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FULL, SEMI AND HI-LOW ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BED?
Caring for a loved one at home includes evaluating their sleeping conditions and determining whether his or her bed is comfortable and safe for his or her particular situation. Patients who are handicap, elderly or suffering from illness will greatly benefit from having a hospital bed at their home or facility.
Electric hospital beds have different adjustments options that can be easily set by the user or care giver at a push of a button.
The adjustments allow you to change positioning such as raising and lowering the head and foot section well as the height of the bed can be adjusted quite easily.
These adjustments help the patient to find their most comfortable position during sleeping, reading, eating, watching TV, and even help them getting in and out of bed with ease.
Moreover, having these adjustment features are extremely beneficial for the care giver since it helps them to carry out routine procedures without putting much strain on their lower back, neck and arms.
Electric hospital beds have at least one motor, are quiet when operated, and come in different sizes. A standard hospital bed mattres size measures 36 inches wide by 80 inches long. The weight capacity can range from 350 pounds up to 600 pounds.
Electric hospital beds can be divided into 3 main categories. These main categories are full electric hospital beds, semi electric hospital beds, and-hi low hospital beds.
SEMI ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BEDS
Semi electric hospital beds are budget friendly than full electric hospital beds or hi-low hospital beds. Depending on their type, they operate with one or two motors and the motor(s) control the head and foot positioning with the push of a button while the height can be operated manually with a bed crank, usually located at the foot end of the bed, or adjusted with a pin at a certain height on each bed leg.
If you are looking to purchase a semi electric hospital bed, we recommend the Invacare 5310 LOW. Great price and great warranty from the industry's leader from home care equipment. From more information click here.
FULL ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BEDS
Full electric hospital beds are by far the most popular and more cost effective. Full electric hospital beds gives you full control of the bed operations with a control remote. The user can control the height adjustments and head and foot positioning with the touch of a button.
Standard full electric hospital beds feature three motors, and each motor controls one section of the bed. (head positioning, foot positioning and height adjustment) . Some full electric hospital beds can support a weight capacity of 350 pounds and others can go as high as 600 pounds.
If you are looking to purchase a full electric hospital bed, we recommend the Invacare 5410. Great price and great warranty from the industry's leader from home care equipment. From more information click here.
HI-LOW ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BEDS
Hi-low hospital beds offers the same features and benefits than a full electric hospital bed, but unlike standard full electric hospital beds, hi-low beds can be lowered just a few inches off the ground (less than 10 inches of the ground). Hi-low hospital beds are ideal for patients who suffer from Alzheimers, Dementia, or others who may be considered a fall risk of rolling out of the bed.
If you are looking to purchase a hi-low electric hospital bed, we recommend the Invacare 5410 LOW. Great price and great warranty from the industry's leader from home care equipment. From more information click here.
OTHER TYPES OF ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BEDS
Besides semi electric hospital beds, full electric hospital beds and hi-low electric hospital beds, hospital beds can be extra-long or bariatric.
Extra Long Electric Hospital Beds
Just like the name implies, extra long hospital beds can be found in extra-long sizes. These types of hospital beds are ideal for patients whose height is at least 6 feet long or taller. A standard size for an extra-long hospital bed mattress is 36 inches wide by 84 inches long and it can accommodate a person up to 6 feet 5 inches
If you are looking to purchase an extra long electric hospital bed, we recommend the Invacare 5410 XL. Great price and great warranty from the industry's leader from home care equipment. From more information click here.
Wide and Bariatric Electric Hospital Beds
Bariatric hospital beds are heavy-duty beds for overweight individuals or individuals who wished to have a wider sleeping surface on the hospital bed. Bariatric hospital bed can have a weight capacity of up to 1,200 pounds and they come in different widths. They usually come in 42 inches, 48 inches or 54 inches wide.
If you are looking to purchase a wide bariatric hospital bed, we recommend the Invacare Bar 600IVC. Great price and great warranty from the industry's leader from home care equipment. From more information click here.
HOSPITAL BED ACCESORIES AND SAFETY PRODUCTS
We offer a wide variety of bedroom safety solutions that will help you and your loved one feel more comfortable while sleeping, including:
- Manual & Electric Patient Hoyer Lifts
- Portable Privacy Screens
- Trapeze Bars
- Bed Tabled for Hospital Beds
- Pressure Pumps and Overlays
- Long Term Care Premium Mattress
- Medical Low Air Loss Mattress
- Bed Sheets For Hospital Beds
- Bed Safety Rails
- Leg Wedge and Medical Pillows
- Bed Commodes
- and much more!
BUY HOSPITAL BEDS - IN STOCK
E Care Medical Supplies offers a wide selection of full electric hospital beds, semi electric hospital beds, bariatric hospital beds and oversized hospital beds from the most trusted brands in the industry such as Invacare, Medline, Lumex and much more. We also offer hospital bed packages with mattress, and side rails at the best prices.
RENT HOSPITAL BEDS - WE CAN DELIVER THE SAME DAY!
If your medical situation is temporary, the renting a hospital bed is the best option. E Care Medical Supplies rents a variety of electric hospital beds that can make you or your loved one more comfortable during the recovery process.
MAKE A RENTAL RESERVATION ONLINE
From the confort of your home, office or anywhere you may be, you can use our convenient online rental reservation request tool. Send us an online rental request anytime and one of our qualified customer service represenatives will contact you within the next business day to complete the reservation and answer any questions you may have.
TRY IT IN OUR SHOWROOM
At E Care Medical Supplies we understand the importance of finding the right medical products that you need when you need them, which is why we offer a full range of medical supply products. From wound care supplies to support braces, from hospital sheets to hospital beds, we are sure that you can find the product you need in our showroom in stock.
You can also experience the benefits that our medical equipment have to offer first hand by testing it out in order to determine if it is the right model and fit for your medical needs. Come and visit our Houston medical supply store showroom at 4306 Fulton St. Houston, TX 77009. We are located just a few minutes north of Downtown in Houston, Texas.
WE CAN DELIVER DIRECTLY TO YOU
Whether you are in need to buy or rent medical equipment, E Care Medical Supplies can delivery it to your home, hotel room or nursing facility inside or outside Houston.
Late Deliveries Available
Emergency situations happens and you may be in need to buy or rent medical supplies or medical equipment. When such situation arises, we are here to help you to get the equipment you need delivered to your home, hotel or facility the same day. We can even deliver when the store is closed, including holidays!