Hospital and home care beds come in various shapes, sizes and features. Nonetheless, they all share one common goal: to help patients sleep and rest.
After all, traditional beds won’t work for patients recovering from surgery or elderly individuals that require mobility assistance. They (and their caretakers) may need beds with features that increase comfort and convenience.
When it comes to your medical supply and technology needs, HealthQuest is your one-stop shop in Fair Oaks, CA. We sell high-quality beds that support mobility, feature adjustable parts and promote easy patient transfer.
What is the best hospital or home care bed?
There is no such thing as the perfect hospital or home care bed. The best bed will vary depending on the patient’s weight and body size as well as their needs, preferences and budget.
Nonetheless, some beds offer features that elevate the experience of using them. For example, you may find models with electric back and leg rests that can be adjusted with a push of a button. Those are easier to use compared to units that require you to manually use hand cranks to raise the foot, head and height of the bed frame.
Based on customer reviews, Patriot LX and Flex-a-Bed stand out as the market’s two most popular and well-received care beds.
Patriot LX features
Patriot LX is a popular mobility and long-term care bed with an electric frame.
Its head and foot sections can be raised or lowered using a hand control. The bed’s single motor unit is quiet and requires minimal maintenance. In case of power outages, you can use a single nine-volt battery to power its head and foot section.
Reviews of Patriot LX often highlight its solid steel grid that provides excellent mattress support and prevents sagging and bottoming out, even with heavier patients. The bed’s steel grid deck is also easier to clean compared to traditional spring decks.
Moreover, the Patriot LX’s frame only weighs about 126 lbs, making it the lightest on the market. It’s quick and easy to set up and has a recessed main frame with pinch-point protection, reducing the risk of injuries.
Additionally, you can extend the bed’s head and foot by installing a four-inch extension kit.
Flex-a-Bed is mainly used in home healthcare and assisted living environments. It’s considered a close alternative to hospital beds, making it ideal for folks getting rest from chronic pain, obesity, COPD, arthritis and other debilitating conditions.
The Flex-a-Bed comes with one-touch wireless and wired controls. It’s powered by three Lanak motors that are “whisper quiet” in moving its head, feet and height. The bed allows you to easily re-adjust your sleeping position with a touch of a button.
You can also install upgrades like massage motors and side rails to fit your specific needs. The bed comes with a five-year limited warranty, one of the best in the industry.
The Flex-a-Bed comes in two basic measurements:
- 13.5 inches (or 11.25 inches without casters) for the upholstered Premier and Value Flex-a-Bed bases. Can be increased by up to seven inches with an optional leg extension.
- 17 inches (or 14.75 inches without casters) for upholstered Hi-Low Flex-a-Bed base. This features a dual king option, which allows another person to sleep next to the patient.
You have various mattress options with the Flex-a-Bed. You can choose standard memory foam, gel-infused memory foam, latex and a combination of memory foam and inner spring.
Final word on hospital and home care beds
Both the Patriot LX and Flex-a-Bed are designed to keep patients as comfortable as possible and promote a good night’s sleep. Additionally, they come with features that provide convenience to caregivers.
If you’re considering the Patriot LX or the Flex-a-Bed, you may visit HealthQuest’s physical store to check the units in person.
Beyond hospital and home care beds, we also sell bathroom safety accessories, transport chairs, medical recliners and other mobility equipment. Our team is focused on improving the comfort and quality of life of seniors, recovering patients and individuals with mobility issues.
You may reach us by calling 916-238-1700 or filling out this form.