There are many options for home hospital beds. You can choose from many configurations, modifications, and specifications. This can make it confusing if you don't know much about the market. We will be focusing on the most important differences. You will see home hospital beds listed as semi-electric, manual, or full-electric in hospital bed catalogs.
Let's take a closer look at these terms.
Home Hospital Bed Adjustments
A home hospital bed's ability to be adjusted is one of its most distinctive features. Some common adjustments are:
To achieve a more comfortable and mobile position, adjust the head and foot positions of your bed.
Adjustments that adjust the height of the deck relative to the ground allow for easier access and transfers.
Tilt adjustment for the Trendelenburg and anti-Trendelenburg positions, as well as other therapeutic positions, such as the cardiac chair position.
To make these adjustments, you need to have power. For example, to raise the head of a bed so that the user can sit down. Home hospital beds are the least advanced and rely on caregivers or the user's muscle power. Hand adjustments are required. Hand lifting and lowering of the head and foot of the bed is required. A hand crank controls the height adjustment on the side of your bed. This can be cumbersome for most home-based bed users.
Hospital beds with full-electricity
Manual adjustment of hospital beds can be difficult. Take into account the difficulties patients face when trying to adjust the bed while they are still on it. People with limited mobility or weakness cannot make adjustments. Manually adjusting beds can be a time-consuming task for caregivers.
The manual adjustments of hospital beds are replaced by electric motors. They are usually controlled using a remote control that can be used from any location in the vicinity of each bed.
We can now understand the differences between semi-electric and full-electric beds in a home hospital.
Full Electric vs. Semi-Electric Hospital Bedding Differences
Semi-electric beds use electric motors for the foot and head adjustments but not the height adjustment. This means that the user can adjust both the head and foot positions of the bed using the electric controls. However, they will need to use a hand crank for height adjustment as with a manual bed.
Full-electric beds use electric motors to power all its adjustments. Remote control can be used to adjust the tilt, height, head, and foot. The most advanced beds available are full-electric beds. These beds offer independence, control and convenience for the occupants. They also allow caregivers to quickly and easily position the bed to suit their needs.
All types of control can be accommodated on our electric home hospital beds. You can use wired or wireless electric hand controls and voice controls.