A Beginner’s Guide To Purchasing Electric Hospital Beds


Electric beds are usually used in hospitals for people who are constantly ill, or disabled. These beds have many evident medical benefits and also suitable to be used at home for those suffering from probable aches, pains and sleeping disorders. It is also perfect for people who prefer to sit comfortably whilst reading or watching TV on the bed.


Having an adjustable electric bed to improve health and comfortable living has many benefits. Relief from back pain, sleep apnea, asthma, snoring and improved independence are some of the benefits that could be attained by using an electric adjustable bed.

Back pain

Back pain could be reduced considerably, as when the mattress is adjusted at the head and foot, it gives space for the back, supporting the spine by relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Relieve Sleep Apnea, Asthma and Snoring

Sleep Apnea and asthma are breathing problems that can be reduced by using an adjustable bed frame to raise the head. Sleeping in a curved manner could improve airflow, lowering blockage from the nasal passage to permit a healthy uninterrupted sleep. It will also reduce the possibility of an asthma attack as the oxygen that is reduced when lying flat will be able to move more freely.

Snoring usually occurs when a person lies flat, and this makes the neck put extra weight on the windpipe and closing it, resulting in a noise known as snoring. When the bed’s adjustable frame lifts the head, gravity permits the weight to be taken off the windpipe, resulting in a reduction of the snoring.

Invacare 1600 Bed

Improves Independence

Getting in and out of bed is a big issue when age, disability or other health issues affect a person’s mobility. An electric bed base is the best aid when it comes to helping to get into bed and out of bed without any assistance thereby improving a person’s independence.

Independent Living Specialists has electric adjustable beds specially manufactured by I-care and Betten Malsch for those who need to purchase a suitable bed to match your requirements.

I-Care Luxury IC222 Hospital Bed

Made from high tensile steel, the steel frame gives a good strong foundation.  This bed is suitable for people who find it difficult to get in and out of normal beds and permits numerous sleeping posture.

Capable of holding up to 180kg with features adjustable height, head, foot lift and knee break, flexible slat system, whisper quiet electric motor and 10-year warranty.


Betten Malsch Nicole Hi-Lo Bed

Betten Malsch is a certified ISO 9001 quality management company and their beds are well-known for quality and reliability with over 15 years of experience in providing medical and home care beds to happy customers.

The steel frame of the bed is laminated with flexible beech wood slats base providing a strong sleeping exterior including wooden side rails. Equipped with a quality German Dewert motor system and 4 individual lockable rubber castors. It separates into four sections for easy transport and storage. 2-year warranty is offered on frame and motor.

Betten Malsch Nicole Bed

67 Mars Road Lane CoveNSW2066 AU 
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Having a hospital bed in your residence is a great investment if there is a person with limited mobility in the house. Special care should be taken to ensure you can rely on the bed’s reliable service for many years to come.

Selecting a Bed

Selecting a hospital bed for home use is not an easy choice to make. Therefore, family and medical support’s advice should be sought when taking this important decision. When determining which hospital bed is best suitable for home use, it is best to think and understand the needs of the patient, identify where the bed is being placed and pricing to meet the budget available for purchase.


Electric Hospital Beds

A fully electric hospital bed has 3 features which include head up and down, foot up and down and a motor installed to activate bed move up and down instead of a lever to operate by hand. The main reason why patients prefer a fully electric hospital bed is due to this reason. The function of making the bed go up and down assists caregivers from bending over the patient. This is also referred to as an adjustable hospital bed due to its remote control functions. The semi-electric hospital bed has 2 features which include head up and down and foot up and down. The up and down motion is handled by a lever and this could sometimes be difficult for caregivers.

Hi-Lo Bed

Hi-Lo beds are manufactured to adjust high and low than normal beds. The higher rise function is easy for caregivers to transfer patients without bending too much. The high rise feature is for patients who are independent and the low function is perfect for getting in and out and also stand up easily from the bed.

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Patient’s safety from falls

A low bed is ideal for those who are at risk of falling off the bed. Once the bed is adjusted to the lowest level, a fall will not have a serious impact on the patient.

Short-term use

Beds with springs are ideal for a person who needs a hospital bed on a short-term basis. However, it is advisable to check for metal slats or the solid deck. Invacare beds are good and economical for short-term use.


Patient’s Weight

A person’s weight plays an important role in the purchase of a hospital bed. A standard bed is suitable for anyone under 300 lbs. However, anyone weighing over 300lbs should purchase a heavy-duty bed as it is larger, comfortable, long lasting and cost effective too.


Selecting a mattress is also important depending on the patient’s requirements and size of the bed.

Railings and Castors

Railing and castors also play an important role in a hospital bed. Railing could prevent the patient from falling off the bed and also help to hold and balance to a seating position and castors help to move the bed around but ensure central locking is also installed.