On average, a person spends nearly one-third of their day asleep in the bedroom, which poses some risks for those with decreased mobility. Hospital beds, bed rails, lifts, slings, and trapezes can help to maneuver in and out of bed safely, and wedges and pillows elevate your head and neck to make sleeping more comfortable.
For individuals in need of easier maneuverability or more comfort, a hospital bed in the home is a great option. The bed deck can be raised or lowered between 15″-23″ for custom height and two non-locking casters with non-marring rubber tread secure bed in position. Upper body and knee adjustments can be made using a manual crank. The high-impact bed end panels are stronger than fiberboard and have better impact and scratch resistance. Regular hospital beds have a weight capacity of 350 lbs and bariatric hospital beds have a weight capacity of 600 lbs.
Get a good night’s rest with either a wedge pillow or a neck pillow. Wedges elevate your head, opening the esophagus airways to reduce snoring and breathing problems, as well as alleviate mild heartburn, acid reflux, and other medical issues. Pillows are designed to reduce neck aches and pains by correctly positioning your head, neck, and shoulders during sleep. The pillows feature supportive foam necessary for positioning and are topped with a comfortable layer of memory foam.
Side Bed Rails
Side rails installed on beds offer protection for high fall risk patients, and add grip when rolling over or getting in and out of bed.
Safely transfer patients with the use of a manual hydraulic patient lift and sling. It has a weight capacity of 400 pounds. The base opens with an easy hand lever, and the sling is supported with a 6-point cradle type. Replacement slings also available.
An overhead trapeze is an additional product that can help to move in and out of bed for weak or injured individuals. Trapeze bars can be mounted easily to most metal frame bars and are simple to adjust for height, length, and horizontal position. A regular trapeze can hold up to 250 lbs and bariatric has an assisted weight capacity of 1,000 lbs.
Insurance coverage should always be verified with one of Rice Home Medical’s customer service representatives. Eligibility can vary by policy plan.
Medicare coverage for hospital beds can be found here: