Most elderly people reside in establishments where long term care facilities are supplied which include nursing, supervising and other types of care as generally required by them. These homes or aged facility care organizations provide a blend of health and social services. The medical part of care is, however, less demanding than the hospital provisions.

Most often, those living in residential care are hospitalized for some illness or the other. In most cases, hospitalization is unavoidable and convenient for the patient and care giver. Although some do not require to be hospitalized for long, sometimes within a short period of being discharged they have passed away or unable to function properly. This could be due to a breakdown in the residential care setting and atmosphere.

500 Series Bed

Most residential care homes are not equipped with hospital beds and although the residents have got a strong motivation of improving in their own homes, lack of proper equipment such as the hospital beds are a great handicap.

The main purpose of hospital beds in a home or aged facility care is to allow the body to a position which is not possible in a normal bed and also due to being able to attach other equipment that cannot be fixed on a normal bed.


The necessity of a hospital bed:

It becomes necessary to use a hospital bed when certain needs are identified.

  • Changes in body positions that are not possible on a normal bed
  • Certain body changes required to relieve pain that is not possible on a normal bed.
  • Having the bed head elevated most of the time due to chronic pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, etc.
  • The necessity to attach traction equipment to the bed.


There are several benefits from using a hospital bed.

  • The patient will be able to get in and out of the bed easily and safely.
  • Reaching a standing position to walk with crutches, walker or cane.
  • Easily transferring from wheelchairs or bedside commode
  • Placing the bed at a convenient height to assist with position changes like bathing, eating, turning and other bedside care.

Hospital bed attachments

  • Bedside rail is a tool used to protect the patient from falling off the bed and very useful especially when the patient’s mobility is limited.
  • Trapeze bar is a device that assists the patient to change position on the bed independently, to do their personal work such as move onto a bedpan, transfer from a wheelchair or move from bed to bedside commode with little help from the caregiver or attendant


Independent Living Specialist is one such institution that cares for the aged population by providing equipment to make their lives easy and independent. A wide range of Hi Lo adjustable hospital beds to suit a variety of needs is available at Independent living Specialist. These beds give the elderly the required comfort and support for a good night’s sleep. The stylish design and sturdy build of the beds could be adjusted to ensure ultimate comfort. You will definitely be able to find an adjustable hospital bed to match your budget and meet all your needs. Hospital beds are mixed with style and practicality, giving the patient the best care and feeling of being more at home.

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Hospital Beds in Australia


Hospital beds are a welcome sign to many facing and combating illnesses of any kind. Finding comfort when one is sick is very difficult and hospital beds which are adjustable to one’s preference help you get there. This is why it is a good idea to own a hospital bed when one is sick and infirm. Owning a hospital bed will make sure that you get the good night’s sleep that will provide you with the morning vigor that you exercise at doing what you please.

Hospital beds in Australia

Hospitals beds of many type and brand are available in Australia through Independent Living Specialists. Brands available include Invacare, Eurocare, Betten Malsch, I Care and K-Dee. These are all well-known companies and that promise sturdy and reliable hospital beds for you. We are situated in Sydney with after sale service centers all around the continent so there is no lack of facilities available for you to purchase a hospital bed.

Goodness in owning a hospital bed

As discussed earlier hospital beds will help anyone who is ailing with long term sicknesses or aging. When one is infirm it is hard to move around all the time and it is harder to sit still. Hospital beds will allow you to adjust your position to find your comfort spot. It will also make it easy for your family and your caretakers to care for you. Hospital beds can also be pushed when necessary or during an emergency as they have wheels attached.

Things to consider when buying

It is advisable to think through your options when buying a hospital bed. One is to find one fit your budget. Next to pick a suitable weight category. There are beds that can support heavy weight like the Bariatric Octave hospital bed which can safely support a weight of 385 kilograms. The weight category has to be decided based on your weight. There are separate mattresses and side rails that can be picked according to your necessity as well.


Innovative hospital beds

The world of hospital beds keeps changing and shifting into better modes to assist the ailing. The Invacare 1600 for example, is engineered to prevent infection by dropping the buildup of moisture and microbial contamination. The advanced slat based system it is equipped with keeps skin clean and dry, preventing the development of pressure sores or any other skin dilemma. So purchase the hi-low hospital bed and mattress that will bring you comfort and happiness now and enjoy your life n care and joy of its caresses.

Invacare 1600 Bed


A guide to the top new hospital beds in Australia

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Selecting a hospital bed for use in your home can be a very overwhelming task. The thought of restyling your bedroom, getting rid of your lovely bedroom suite and only having to swap it with a hospital bed, is certainly devastating. It’s hard to imagine a situation like this, but it is also unavoidable in many cases. It is important to keep your loved ones in good care. Finding a bed that will make sure they get enough rest and pressure care is something that should be at the top of the list.

With the development of modern technology, there are many types of hospital beds to choose from. Here are the top new hospital beds in Australia,

The Bariatric Octave Hospital Bed

The Bariatric Octave Hospital Bed is designed to ensure the highest patient care while implementing a state-of-the-art electrical profiling system. The Octave Bed is ideal for bariatric clients desiring easy, straightforward and self-directed hand-control to adjust heights without making it difficult for the carer. The patient can be easily transferred in and out of the bed and it comes equipped with a fully electric four-sectioned mattress.

invacare octave

The Astute Bed

The Astute Bed is designed for bariatric patients and comes with fitted storage and extension, two handsets equipped with lockout functionality, battery backup, and CPR function. It has removable head and foot bed ends. The bed is also able to adjust its height, backrest and knee for superior comfort.

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The K-Dee II High-Low King Single Bed

The K-Dee II bed is a great option for patients who are seeking superior comfort. The bed is designed with full-length steel side rails to for added safety of the patient during transportation. It also guarantees the safety of the patient while they sleep.


Casa Med Classic FS Standard Bed

The Casa Med Classic bed offers an outstanding design that is eye-catching and modern at the same time. The bed is engineered with enclosed motors and a curved wooden head and footboard. The Casa Med is adjustable in height (which helps with patient’s heights), allowing caretakers and nurses to care for patients effectively, without causing any back injuries.

Casa Med Classic FS Standard

The Invacare 1600 Bed

The Invacare 1600 nursing bed is designed to assist the control of infection by dropping the build-up of moisture and microbial infection. The progressive slot based system helps to keep the skin in a dry and clean condition and reduces the possibility of developing pressure sores. Invacare offers comfort and efficient functionality and makes sure both patients and caretakers receive the best conditions and support they need.

Invacare 1600 Bed

At Independent Living specialists, we offer the best hospital beds in Australia to ensure patients receive the right care they need. Our stores offer a carefully selected range of Hi-Lo beds to suit a multiplicity of needs, flavors, and finances. Factory-made by well-known companies, all of our beds are securely built, stylishly designed and can be adjusted to ensure ultimate comfort.

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What are Hi Lo Hospital Beds?

ILS Hi Lo Hospital Bed

Hospital beds are beds used for by patients who have been hospitalised for various reasons when in need in medical and health care. These beds often come with special features for added comfort and convenience to the patient and the caretaker.

The most common of these features include being able to adjust various variables of the hospital bed. These include the height (often referred to as high low hospitals beds), the head, the feet, adjustable side rails. Some come are electronically powered to make the process of making these adjustments to the hospital beds easier. The hi lo hospital beds offer the ability to raise or lower the bed to make it easier for the patients to get in and out of bed, or to help transfer them onto the bed itself from another source of mobility solution.

The bed base can be sectioned out into both the head and the foot, or the head, foot, and middle, whereby each section can be adjusted into different positions using a crank handle or electronically using a powered motor and controls. Adjusting the hi low hospital beds using these control is the most convenient as it is ideal for when the patient in question is required to be positioned in various ways for therapy or comfort.

While the term says hospital beds and predominantly used in hospitals,they can be used in just about any setting which where patient care is required from a health care facility to nursing homes, assisted and aged care facilities, outpatient clinics and also health care at home.

Independent Living Specialists Australia Avante Ultra Flex Hi Lo Hospital Bed Base

There are many types and models of hi lo hospital beds available for purchase and hire through Independent Living Specialists.

Electronically Operated High Low Hospitals Beds

Hi Lo Hospital Bed Features Transportation Optional Pricing Warranty
K Dee Standard Hi Lo Hospital Bed
  • high-low, back raise, knee break, trendelenberg with reverse tilt function
  • Linak motor system
  • 4 individually lockable 100 mm castors
Separates into four sections for ease of transport and storage Self help pole and bed rails $2,495.00 3 years – bed frame2 years –  bed motor
Invacare Etude Plus Hi Lo Hospital Bed
  • Convenient portability and storage
  • hi lo function, backrest adjustment, leg elevating knee break adjustment and an option of trendelenburg tilt and reverse tilt
  • Two different bed heights
No tools required for dismantlingEasy to transport Optional Headboard, bed length extensions, self-help pole, and support handle. $2,895.00
500 Series 4 Section Hi Lo Hospital Bed
  • high-low, back raise, knee break function
  • Central Locking Castors
Easy to assemble with removable bed ends $2,895.00 10 years- frame2 years – motor
Betten Malsch Nicole Hi Lo Bed – King Single
  • Electrically adjustable height, backrest and knee break
  • Manually adjustable leg raise
  • German Dewert motor system
  • 4 individual lockable rubber castors
Separates into four sections for ease of transport and storage king single mattressside rails $4,395.00 2 years on frame and motors
I-Care IC333 Ultra-Lo Hospital Bed
  • All bed operations
  • Remote controlled
  • Ideal for homes
King Single Hi Lo Hospital Bed – Premium includes Latex Mattress
  • adjustable height range of 580mm to 920mm
  • Hi/Low, backrest adjustable, knee break adjustable
  • 200mm latex mattress
  • individual locking castors
Avante Ultra Flex Hi Lo Hospital Bed Base
  • high-low, back raise and leg raise
  • Quiet, low voltage, DC lift system
  • With Mattress
Optional MattressFabric base surround available in various colours including pearl white $2,295.00–$4,200.00 10  Years – Mattress, Base, Motor

The above rates are according to the January 2016 stocks and pricing.