Patient beds are an essential piece of equipment for adequate patient care. There are many different variations of hospital beds and beds for homecare, each specially designed to help patients who are either enduring short-term recoveries or have a long-term necessity.
Manual hospital beds are the most basic of all models. These beds have the capability to raise and lower, and often include the head and foot rails, as well as the actual bed itself. Manual beds are adjusted by use of a hand crank at the foot of the bed. Thus, a caregiver must be readily available in order for the bed to be adjusted. A benefit of manual hospital beds is the ability to be adjusted without the need for a power supply.
A semi-electric patient bed is essentially a modified manual bed. The semi-electric bed still has the crank at the foot of the bed for total bed height adjustment, and also has an electric control up at the head of the bed for the patient to position their head and feet. A caregiver still must be available for the total bed height to be adjusted by the crank, but the patient can easily adjust the head or foot of the bed as needed..
Full-Electric beds are exactly what they claim to be. Any adjustment the patient needs is right at their fingertips for easy self-adjustment. An electric button pad is either attached to the frame of the bed or by a cord that attaches to the bed frame, allowing a patient to have easy access to the control box. As with the semi-electric beds, full-electric beds can also be operated in a manual fashion during electric outages.
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