Choosing a Home Medical Bed

Home medical beds can be necessary for many reasons and for different lengths of time, both long and short term. Usually this is necessary after coming home from the hospital or a rehabilitation facility. If you are considering a home medical bed, there are many things you will want to keep in mind to help you get the right one for your needs. You want to be sure that the one you go with will be able to provide your loved one with the comfort they deserve while also being functional. Here are a few questions you should consider before you get one or even before you shop for one so you can know how to find the best one for your needs.

 

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  1. What are the Options with Home Medical Beds?
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    There are several options out there for home medical beds. Most people with go with a basic bed though because this is the most affordable and easy to find. The main aspect that you will look at with this is whether you want an bed that you can adjust the back and leg height or a bed that lays flat.

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  2. Where can you find home medical beds?
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    There are a few options for getting a home medical bed. One is your local medical supply store. Chances are they will have them there and if not, they can usually give you an idea of where in the area you can go. The other option is to go online and order one that can be delivered to your home.

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  3. Does insurance cover the cost of a home medical bed?
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    This really depends on the type of insurance you have. For instance, all people with Medicare part B coverage can have the bed covered because it falls under the category of durable medical equipment. This does not mean all insurance providers will. Be sure to check with yours to see whether they will cover it and how much.

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  4. What supplies are needed with a home medical bed?
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    If you do not have twin sheets you will need to purchase these. Incontinence pads will be needed if incontinence is a concern. From there, it is simply a matter of what you want to do with the bed. For instance, if you are concerned about bed sores, then you may want to get a pressure relief pad.

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  5. What other factors need to be considered when buying a home medical bed?
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    It is also a good idea to look at the specifications of the bed when purchasing. You want to make sure you pay attention to the weight limit and other factors. Also, if needed, it may be a good idea to look for one that has hand rails.

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  6. What is the difference between semi-electric home medical beds and full electric ones?
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    The real difference here is in how many functions the bed can perform. For semi-electric beds, there are only two options- up and down. With full electric there are three- up, down, and moving the entire bed. You simply need to decide which will fit your needs.

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  7. Can you rent home medical beds or do you need to buy one?
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    Depending on the availability in your local area, you should be able to rent the bed instead of having to buy it. If you will be using insurance to help cover the cost then you will need to see what your insurance provider will cover for this to determine which is the right option for you.

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  8. Where can you put a home medical bed?
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    There is no right place. Rather it's a matter of space and preference of the person in the bed. Privacy and quiet are usually the main concerns. If this is not an option, then the bed can really go in any room of the house.

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