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How to Move and Care for Ambulatory Patients

Caring for senior or other ambulatory patients at home does not come without risk. In addition to them not being able to care for their own weight, those caring for the elderly and infirm may not have the strength to do so themselves without the aid of tools and techniques.

To help our clients who are faced with the task of helping others stay in their homes and get the most out of their lives, we’ve collected some helpful videos from the internet, and will be adding more as we find them. Have some of your own you want to share? Be sure to leave links to them in our comments box below. 

Hospital Bed Mattress Buyer’s Guide – 4 Types to Choose From

Learn how to choose the best hospital bed mattress for your needs

There are several different types of hospital bed mattresses available and it can be confusing what kind you need, so let’s see if we can help.

First, answer these 5 questions

Before you can choose the best type of hospital bed mattress for you, you first need answers to these questions:

  • How much time per day will the patient be spending in bed?
  • Can the patient shift positions independently?
  • How many months will they need to use a hospital bed?
  • How much does the patient weigh?
  • How much muscle mass do they have?

When you have those answers, you’re ready to make a selection. We help you do that below and make recommendations for the conditions listed in those bullet points.

Hospital Bed Buyer’s Guide – Which Is Best?

So many types of hospital beds. Electric. Manual. Innerspring mattress, foam or air. Which is best? Where do you start?

When looking for a hospital bed for home use, there are lots of things to consider. You want to make the best possible choice for patient comfort and ease of care, while keeping costs as low as possible. But there’s something that is much more important.

Customers ask us all the time, “what’s the best hospital bed.” The best answer is, the best hospital bed is the one that meets your needs the best. Are you heavy or light? Are you mobile or not, tall or short? How long will you be in that bed? The answers to those questions and more will determine what kind of hospital bed you need. Remember, you should not be looking for the best hospital bed without looking  for which type is best for you. 

We’ve written this post to help answer some of the toughest questions about hospital beds, mattresses, and accessories so you have all the information you need right at your fingertips to choose the right type of hospital bed for your needs.

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