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Why You Should Consider Renting A Hospital Bed After Surgery

Jan 18th 2015 at 11:21 PM

More insurance plans send you home quickly after surgery, expecting you to recover in your own bed. If you’ve just had back or knee surgery, getting in and out of your bed can be difficult. Renting a hospital bed provides a lot of benefits to you and your caregivers. Make it easy on yourself and focus on healing by getting the equipment you need.

There’s a reason hospitals use specially designed equipment. The height makes it easier for caregivers to tend to your needs. They don’t need to bend over to take care of you, which saves strain on their own body. A hospital bed can be raised and lowered to different heights. This feature makes getting up and down easier and safer. It also has rails which are another safety feature, giving you extra stability.

By utilizing different positions, you can adjust the bed. Of course, this makes you more comfortable, but even more importantly it gives you better circulation when you’re in bed. Raising the head of the bed eases breathing. If your legs and feet swell, raising the foot of the bed helps decrease the swelling without bulky pillows. It’s all at the touch of a button, so you are more independent.

If you live in a two-story home, tackling those stairs just once could be a monumental task. Doing it two or three times a day could aggravate your stitches and progress. Renting a hospital bed for the downstairs saves your energy for physical therapy and healing. It’s easier to move the bed around because the bed is on wheels. If you need to change its position to accommodate a commode, wheelchair or other equipment, you’ll be glad you have it.

The mattresses and frame of a hospital bed are designed to be washed and cleaned. This could be very important if you get sick or are incontinent. It just takes one or two accidents to render your own mattress unusable, not to mention the transfer of germs. Hospital beds can easily be disinfected, which is an added benefit.

If your doctor provides a prescription for your hospital bed, your insurance may cover the cost under your durable medical equipment (DME) benefits. However, you are free to rent one without a doctor’s request. You know your home situation better than a doctor. While it may not be medically necessary, it certainly promotes healing. With just one call, you could have the equipment you need to facilitate your care. Delivery and setup are part of the service.

To learn more about renting a hospital bed in Corpus Christi after surgery, please visit this website.

Author Bio

With a passion for perfectly executed parties, Carl writes about event planning and the wedding industry. You may read more on his party tent blog.

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