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Hospital Beds For Sale – Australia Wide Delivery
Hospital Bed Hire Available In Brisbane, QLD
Mobility Rentals and Sales offers a quality selection of hospital for sale and hire all covered by a price beat guarantee. Our showroom is located in Brisbane however we are able to ship our hospital beds Australia wide. Hospital bed hire is limited to the following: Brisbane North & South areas including, Bayside, Logan, Ipswich, Caboolture & Gold Coast. If you have any questions about our range of hospital beds for sale and hire, please contact our friendly expert staff on 1300 460 070 or visit our Brisbane showroom located at 22/170 North Road, Woodridge.
A hospital bed for home use can assist the elderly and individuals with reduced mobility and health issues. We spend at least a third of our lives in bed it is very important to be as comfortable as possible. A good nights rest is vital for quality of life and general health. For the elderly and those among us with partial or restricted mobility, the amount of time spent in a home hospital bed may be greater. This becomes important for ease of movement, comfort, and safety as considerations in selecting a home hospital bed. The correct choice should ensure comfort and ease of movement in or out of bed.
Wellbeing relies on maintaining adequate rest and healthy sleep patterns with bodily comfort being essential. For the elderly and mobility restricted individuals, this state of well being will determine the level of self reliance as well as the ability to maintain some measure of independence.
Having determined the need for a hospital bed for home use to assist resolving issues, you may need to decide whether to buy or hire. If the condition is medium to long term, then buying a home hospital may be the best option. For short term, or restricted budget, then hiring a hospital bed may be a good alternative – we offer quality hospital bed hire Brisbane wide.
Even if you intend to purchase a hospital bed for home use, it’s a often a good idea to rent initially be certain of the need for this equipment prior to purchase. A rented hospital bed can be returned at the end of the rental period if it’s not right for you.
Hospital Beds for Home Use Explained
Special feature beds for the elderly and people with health and mobility problems are called adjustable beds. They are also known as variable posture beds and (more commonly) as hospital beds for home use, with two or more sections under the mattress that can hinge to form various profiles. The action of raising and lowering the base sections is known as profiling. They can be electrically or manually operated, or a mixture of both.
A two function home hospital bed should have “Hi – Lo” function which allows the bed to lower down to the floor and raise up to waist height and an elevating back rest raising to an inclined position for sitting up or elevating the head. Where the angle of the back rest is enough it can create a problem in that the person will slip down the bed. It is often of value to use a device of some sort at the foot of the bed to prevent slippage. A two section bed is more commonly used for shorter term use when mobility is not severely restricted.
A three function home hospital bed will have an additional raise/lower knee break which raises the knees and can prevent slipping down in the bed. The leg section may also be raised in some models. A better option is the four section hospital bed, where the persons’ bottom is supported by its own section while the knee break is raised, providing the most stable position for the user.
Our range includes hospital beds in a range of sizes including long singles, long doubles, split queen & split king.
An electric hospital bed will have a hand held controller and, although driven by several motors, are usually very quiet to silent in operation. They can be operated solely by the carer where this is necessary for the person’s safety, or where user independence is important, by the person in the bed. It is especially useful to be able to alter the bed height to make it easier getting on or off the hospital bed where leg/arm strength is an issue. The hand held control unit is light and as easy to use as pushing a button.
Using A Hospital Bed at Home
A manually operated hospital bed is usually controlled by gas assisted foot pedals, or a winding or ratchet system. Many of these mechanisms are hard to use, jerky and uneven in use, and require effort and bending on the part of the carer. They are rarely suitable for adjustment by the bed user. Manual hospital beds are less common and are usually an old style of hospital bed.
Hospital bed mattresses are usually foam or latex, and in the case of foam, should have a section division for greater user comfort. Specially manufactured sprung wire mattresses may also be used, but these need to be researched to ensure they will be suitable for the type of profiles that may be employed.
When the backrest is semi-reclined, pulling on a lifting pole (gooseneck) the user may be enabled to roll onto one side or the other independently to relieve buttock pressure. A lifting pole will also allow the user to take up some of their weight and assist them to manoeuvre to the bed edge making it easier to stand.
Where continuous long term hospital bed occupancy is necessary the prevention and treatment of bedsores (pressure ulcers) is critical. To this end a pressure mattress or overlay may be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to a standard mattress. The user can be repositioned by changing the bed profile which can affect weight distribution, thereby helping prevent the forming of pressure sores.
Variation in bed height is also a function in most home hospital beds. Other than making getting into and out of bed easier, it is also of value for safety reasons where the bed can be lowered to its minimum height for the user in danger of falling out of bed. Some beds can be lowered to as little as 25cm (approx. 9″) off the floor. Carers can raise hospital beds without needing to stoop and bend when assisting people to turn, or to make up the bed or adjust bedding.
The hospital bed position in the home is important to consider as there should be no wall mounted obstruction preventing vertical movement of the bed or allowing anything be trapped underneath the bed when lowered as few adjustable height beds have an automatic stop facility.
Buying a Hospital Bed For Your Home
We suggest great caution buying home hospital beds from furniture retailers as the types of beds they range are rarely suitable for therapeutic purposes and are generally not compatible with use of patient hoists and other mobility aids where transfer aids need to be used to assist the user in and out of bed. Additionally these types of beds may have novelty options such as a massage feature that seem like a good idea but are a less important feature when you discover the bed is unsuitable for its intended and or extended use.
Many people that require the purchase of a hospital bed will have ongoing assisted care needs and potentially declining health, so it is wise to consider the this when purchasing a hospital bed. As an individuals health declines, the types of assisted equipment and aids required to assisted the bed user will need to be compatible for use with and around the hospital bed that you buy.
Hospital Bed FAQs
What is the Best Hospital Bed For Home Use?
The best hospital bed for home use will depend on a number of individual factors including weight of the patient, length of use, adjustability requirements and more. Feel free to give us a call on 1300 460 070 to speak with a hospital bed expert who can assist you to select the best bed type to suit your needs.
What Size is a Hospital Bed Mattress?
Pressure relieving hospital grade mattresses are available in a variety of sizes, with the most common size being a standard single measuring 1980mm long & 880mm wide. Thickness can vary depending on the quality and materials used. Bariatric hospital bed mattresses are generally wider and thicker to provide support for heavier patients. Size of mattress is usually dependent on the bed size that it must fit.
Where Can I Rent a Hospital Bed Locally?
Mobility Rentals & Sales offers hospital bed rental throughout all suburbs of Brisbane including Bayside, Logan, Ipswich, Caboolture and the Gold Coast. All of our hospital beds are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between every use ensuring there’s no risk of cross infection for vulnerable clients.
Where Can I Purchase a Hospital Bed?
Our hospital beds for home use are available to be purchased Australia wide and are backed by our Best Price and Satisfaction guarantees. We also offer free delivery to all Australian cities and major towns.
We are located at 22/170 North Road, Woodridge on Brisbane Southside. Drop in to chat with one of our friendly staff today about the right hospital bed for your requirements.