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Electric vs. Manual Hospital Beds: Choosing the Right Option for Your Needs

Hospital beds play a crucial role in providing individuals with the safety, comfort, and stability they need for a smooth recovery process. When it comes to selecting the right bed for at-home care, the decision between electric and manual hospital beds can be a challenging one. To help you make an informed choice, we've outlined key points to consider regarding electric and manual hospital beds:  


Electric Hospital Beds  

An electric hospital bed offers effortless adjustability through a remote control attached to the bed. The patient can easily operate the bed using the remote, allowing them to adjust the position of the head or knees to their desired level of comfort.

Additionally, the bed's height can be modified to facilitate safe and easy transfers between the bed and a wheelchair.

Electric beds are commonly used in professional medical facilities and are suitable for patients and caregivers in any environment. It's important to note that electric beds are generally more expensive than their manual counterparts. However, they often come with battery backup options, ensuring uninterrupted operation during power failures.


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Manual Hospital Beds

Manual hospital beds are the more budget-friendly option as they do not require motors or remotes. Unlike electric beds, manual beds operate without electricity, making them immune to plug points or power failures that may impact bed positioning or functionality. Caregivers play a pivotal role in operating manual beds, as the control levers are typically located at the foot of the bed, on the outside of the footboard. 


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In summary, the decision between electric and manual hospital beds boils down to your specific needs and budget considerations. Electric beds offer convenience and independent control for the patient but come at a higher cost. On the other hand, manual beds are more cost-effective and reliable, relying on caregiver assistance for adjustment. 


At Sheer Mobility, we offer a wide range of hospital beds to cater to diverse needs. Our knowledgeable team can guide you through the selection process, ensuring you find the perfect bed that aligns with your requirements.


Contact us today to explore our comprehensive collection of hospital beds and make an informed choice for your care needs.

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