A home hospital bed can be one of the important purchases you will ever make. Home hospital beds are available with many different features to meet the needs of loved ones and caregivers.
Features such as extended length and added width allow occupants to be much more comfortable in bed. Bed frames that can be raised to appropriate working height can protect caregivers from back injuries.
We have narrowed down our top-rated hospital beds to keep loved ones happy and safe at home. Here are our top picks for the best home hospital beds.
Best Budget Hospital Bed For Home
The Medline MedLite bed features premium Linak motors for smooth reliable movement. For the price, it offers numerous features. The heavy-duty hand pendant is easy to use and fluid-resistant. The mattress deck can be lowered to 9.5” above the floor to protect occupants from injury if they roll out of the bed.
Smooth rolling 3” casters allow caregivers to easily reposition the bed in the room. Two casters have top-activated brakes to prevent the bed from rolling out of position. The head section, foot section and bed height can be manually adjusted in case of power failure.
The recessed headspring supports and foot assembly reduce the risk of pinched fingers. The frame has three coats of enamel with a clear protective coating to resist chips and scratches.
- Cost-effective adjustable height bed
- Heavy-duty hand pendant is moisture-resistant
- 450 lb weight capacity with lifetime bed frame warranty
Best Mid-Range Home Hospital Bed
The Invacare Etude HC bed features built-in dual height brackets that allow the mattress deck to be lowered to just 7.8” off the floor. The mattress deck can be raised to 26.5” high to help protect caregivers from back strain.
The mattress frame can also tilt lengthwise up to 11 degrees with either the head or foot in the raised position.
Caregivers can disable any portion of the hand pendant control if needed. This will prevent accidental adjustments to the bed position, especially when the head of the bed must remain elevated at all times.
Shear Management Technology is an important feature of the Etude HC bed. The occupant’s head and upper body are positioned to prevent sliding down towards the foot of the bed. For users who require a longer bed, 4” and 8” extension kits are available. Smooth roll 3” swivel caster wheels allow caregivers to easily reposition the bed in the room.
Toe brakes on the casters keep the bed securely in place. The Etude HC folds for storage or it can be taken apart into several pieces that weigh less than 52 lbs. A convenient adapter kit is available to transport and store the bed when not in use.
- Bed frame can be lowered to 7.8” from the floor or 26.5” high
- Entire bed frame can tilt lengthwise so the head or foot is raised
- Shear Management Technology protects skin from friction injuries
Our Favorite Hospital Bed for Home
The Med-Mizer Retractabed has a unique retracting frame that pulls towards the wall when the head of the bed is elevated. This allows the occupant to easily reach personal items while sitting up in the bed.
This feature also reduces the area required in the room for the bed, making more space for equipment such as walkers and wheelchairs. Built-in bumpers on the head and footboards protect walls from damage.
The Med-Mizer Retractabed frame width can be adjusted from 35 to 39 to 42 inches wide with the touch of a button. This provides more space for occupants to roll over in bed or make room for beloved pets to share the bed. A 4” extension kit is available for occupants who require a longer bed as well.
The Clinical-Contour feature helps position the occupant’s body to prevent sliding to the foot when the head of the bed is raised. This helps protect the skin and soft tissues from shear injuries.
The Med-Mizer hand pendant features backlit buttons for easy operation during the night. Caregivers can disable any portion of the hand pendant control if needed. An optional control panel can be mounted to the bed frame for use by caregivers only.
The Evac Position narrows the Med-Mizer Retractabed frame so that it can fit through door openings that are less than 36 inches wide. The frame can be also folded into an upright storage position without having to take the bed apart. The bed can be rolled while in the folded position to take up only 4 square feet of floor space in the storage area.
- Bed frame width can be adjusted to 35 to 39 to 42 inches with the touch of a button
- Bed frame retracts when the head is elevated to take up less space in the room
- Clinical-Contour feature protects skin from friction injuries
- Made in the USA
Overall, these home hospital bed features can maximize comfort and safety for occupants. They can also help protect caregivers from incapacitating back injuries.
The wide variety of options can be overwhelming. Our HomeCare hospital bed experts can answer your questions and help you select the bed that best meets your needs.
HomeCare Hospital Beds offers many options for at home care whether it be hospital beds, hospital bed mattresses or other home care accessories.
If you would like additional help or reassurance that your choice is best suited for you or your patient, check out our hospital bed Buying Guide or give us a call at 877-414-0002!