Long Term Care Beds

Long-term care beds are necessary pieces of equipment for a wide variety of facilities. Primarily used in long term care establishment such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and rehab centers. Many patients also use them at home to ensure maximum comfort and proper care.

Hospital Beds vs. Long-Term Care Beds

Long-term care beds are often used interchangeably with hospital beds, but there are some critical differences between them. Understanding them will help you choose the right medical bed for your patients’ needs and your facility’s requirements.

Hospital beds were designed for a hospital environment. That means they allow various adjustments necessary for making patients more comfortable and performing emergency surgical procedures.

You can elevate and lower a hospital bed at the head and feet, as well as adjust its entire height at the same time. Both provide benefits regarding patients’ comfort and enable procedures while they’re still in bed.

Hospital beds also have tilting features for lowering the risk of back injuries. They have adjustable side rails, which are useful for procedures and prevent patients from falling out of bed.

There’s also an emergency CPR feature that lowers the bed and deflates the mattress to ensure effective CPR. Some hospital beds even have a bed exit alarm.

Their headboards feature a control panel that allows various bed adjustments and enables patients to call a nurse and/or control a TV.

Long-term care beds don’t come in standard size like hospital beds. You can choose from various sizes to meet your facility’s requirements and different patients’ needs. For instance, there are larger beds explicitly designed for bariatric patients.

In addition to height adjustments, there are also some beds with length & width extensions

Long-term care beds don’t typically have side rails, but you can install them if necessary.

Types of Long-Term Care Beds

Long-term care beds come in three main types. They can be manual, semi-electric, and fully electric, however most of the long-term care beds ReMED sells are fully electric.

Manual beds feature hand cranks for adjusting the entire height, as well as elevating and lowering the bed at the head and feet.

Semi-electric beds also have a hand crank for adjusting the bed’s height but feature an electric motor for changing the height at the head and feet.

Fully electric beds have hand pendants or bed handsets for controlling the bed’s positioning and height.

Contact ReMED Services Today to Learn More About Our Hospital Equipment

At ReMED Services, we offer a wide variety of long-term care beds, hospital beds, and other hospital-grade equipment at consistently low prices. Additionally, as many facilities are renting equipment, we can also provide a rent vs buy cost analysis.

Contact us if you have any questions about our products and find out how our top-of-the-line solutions can meet your needs .