When you picture a hospital bed, chances are you’re thinking of it in the context of a medical care facility. After all, these beds are highly specialized medical equipment and are most often used in healthcare settings.
However, there are times when individuals may want or need a customizable bed in the comfort of their own homes. Whether it be for an elderly parent or a family member with a chronic illness or disability, in these circumstances, purchasing an electric hospital bed becomes necessary to support their care and sense of dignity.
Keep reading for a breakdown of bed pricing and costs.
How Much Does an Electric Hospital Bed Cost?
Hospital beds can vary widely in pricing, depending on factors such as the features and assembly costs. These beds aren’t just your standard frame and mattress, after all — they can be highly specialized to an individual medical situation and are engineered to maximize ease and mobility.
For that reason, you can expect to spend a few thousand dollars on a high-quality electric hospital bed for your loved one. Additional features, such as headboards, wireless hand control, and pressure-relief settings, will also increase the price.
For more specific pricing, it may be helpful to get a quote. Costs are highly dependent on your personal needs, and the best way to find out what price range you’re looking at is to get a quote for your specific situation.
What Affects Hospital Bed Prices?
Several different factors can impact the cost of an electric hospital bed, including the following:
- Controls. Many electric beds come with fixed control units, while others come with wired or wireless remote controls. At Transfer Master, even the units that ordinarily come with fixed controls can be modified to include wireless remotes with one of our Deluxe Packages.
- Features. Hospital beds have many features, such as side rails, adjustable heights, adjustable tilting, and pressure-relieving elements. For instance, our New Valiant model can be adjusted for Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg positions.
What Should You Consider When Purchasing a Hospital Bed?
Purchasing a hospital bed for a loved one is an important step in supporting their comfort and dignity throughout a difficult medical situation. Choosing the right bed can significantly improve your loved one’s sense of control, and it’s important to carefully consider their needs when purchasing a hospital bed.
Before buying a bed, you may want to consider the following factors:
- Advice from a healthcare provider. Before investing in a bed, it’s important to consult a healthcare provider to determine which type of bed would best suit the individual’s needs.
- Overall cost. An in-home hospital bed is an investment not just in your loved one’s health but also in your own comfort. Many high-end electric beds offer features and settings that can help your loved one remain comfortable and secure during long-term care. While this is reflected in the dollar value of the bed, there’s no price for peace of mind.
- Communicate with your loved one. Make sure that you understand your loved one’s wishes in regard to what they want from their hospital bed so that the two of you are on the same page as much as possible.
At Transfer Master, our representatives will evaluate your specific needs in order to help you find the best product and accessories. We want you to have exactly what you need — nothing more, nothing less.
Which Electric Hospital Bed Is Best?
Once you’ve narrowed down your options, it’s time to choose a hospital bed.
A Bed That Blends In
Perhaps you want a hospital bed that resembles a regular bed. In that case, the Supernal Hi-Low bed might be the right choice for you.
This hi-low hospital bed is made to look like any other bed you might have in your home, with all its electrical features hidden to blend seamlessly with the rest of your bedroom.
The entire bed is adjustable from head to toe, and it sits low to the ground for self-transfer compatibility. It features several massage settings, a backlit wireless hand control, and an emergency power-down option.
If you need more functions, check out the Supernal 5. This bed comes in Twin, Full, Queen, and Dual King sizes and is the ultimate balance of style and functionality.
If you’re looking for a bed that will provide the comforts of a hospital bed without looking like a hospital bed, this is the option for you.
A Bed That Makes Transfers Easy
Perhaps you’re looking for more customizability, in which case one of our New Valiant models might be a better fit for you. A bed with hi-low function, clearance for a low-profile lift system, and access to more hand control options can make self-transfers into and out of a wheelchair much easier.
Plus, the New Valiant model allows for reverse Trendelenburg and high-low functionality, which can improve circulation and help patients recovering from surgery or going through rehab.
Another good option is the Night Rider, a three-function bed designed for self-transfers and low-profile Hoyer lift systems. The Night Rider features side retainer bars to prevent any mattress slip, the maximum possible height range so you can raise and lower the bed as needed, and the option of dual hand control.
A Heavy-Duty Bed
Maybe you’re looking for a Night Rider or similar type of bed, but you need it reinforced for more weight. Our Night Rider, Valiant, and Companion beds all come in heavy-duty and super heavy-duty versions, which can support up to 600 and 750 pounds, respectively.
Just like the normal version, these beds are fully functioning electric beds designed with a stronger frame and lifting mechanism to support more weight. We believe everyone should have access to the care and equipment they need, and this line of bariatric beds makes that possible.
Aging and Recovering With Dignity
There are many reasons why you or a loved one might need a hospital bed in your home. Whether recovering from an injury or surgery or managing a chronic condition, an electric hospital bed provides the support and flexibility you need to continue on with life while managing a complex medical situation.
You (or your loved one) deserve to have your needs met. Choosing the right hospital bed can go a long way towards promoting your comfort and care, and it’s important to take your time when shopping for one.
And remember that we here at Transfer Master are here for you every step of the way.