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Be sure to read our care information page for helpful tips on caring for patients at home.

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Helpful information for caregivers on caring for patients at home.

How to Prevent Pressure Ulcers or Bed Sores

Pressure ulcers are a common problem in palliative care patients. Decreased mobility, increased time spent in bed, and altered nutrition make these patients prime targets for skin breakdown. Pressure ulcers are painful. As a caregiver, one of the most important things you can do to keep your patient comfortable is to prevent one from developing.

Relieve the Pressure
Turning a patient who is bed bound is the most important thing you can do to prevent pressure ulcers from occurring. Frequent turning alternates areas of pressure on bony areas, such as the lower back, hips, elbows, and heels.
You should plan on turning your loved one every two hours, alternating between the right and left sides and lay him flat on his back. Every two hours is ideal but there is no need to set an alarm clock to wake you up every couple of hours at night. If you and your patient are sleeping comfortably, leave well enough alone. If he does wake you up in the middle of the night, however, take that opportunity to turn him.

It's easy to lose track of which side he should be turned to if he's been on his back for a while. One family I met had a simple solution for this. They used a soft cotton wristband to mark the side that their grandmother should be turned to next. The grandmother liked the idea as well because the wristband was pink — her favorite color!

When you’re positioning him in bed, pillows are your best friend. Use one under the back to prop him on his side; place one between the knees when he's on his side; use one under the ankles to “float” his heels off the bed. Pillows add comfort and can reduce pressure on bony areas.

If your loved one is spending most of the day in a recliner chair, repositioning him is still important. Small adjustments in seating position are often effective enough at relieving pressure. Keeping a folded draw sheet underneath him while he's sitting will make this task easier. When it’s time to reposition him, simply hold the draw sheet (preferably with the help of another able-bodied person) and slightly shift his weight. You can also try changing the degree of recline to redistribute body weight.

Special Devices That Can Help You
In addition to turning and repositioning frequently, using a special surface to reduce or relieve pressure can help a great deal. The simplest of these is an egg crate mattress. Many hospice and home health agencies provide these free of charge but they are relatively inexpensive at your local department store. If your loved one is spending a lot of time up in a chair, egg crate chair pads are also available. An egg crate surface helps distribute pressure more evenly, helping minimize the amount of pressure on one area.

A step up from the egg crate mattress is an air mattress overlay. This type of surface is placed on top of a mattress and typically alternates air pressure in various columns. When using an egg crate mattress or an air mattress overlay, it’s still important to maintain the turning schedule. These devices don’t replace frequent repositioning.

The big guns of pressure relieving devices are air mattress systems. These mattresses do a wonderful job of relieving pressure but they have their downside. The frame of the mattress makes transferring to and from bed difficult. And if the person wants to sit up in bed, a foam wedge would probably need to be used to help support their back. This mattress is really best suited for palliative care patients who are fully bed-bound, have severe pressure ulcers, and are in a lot of pain.

Try to Maintain Nutrition
There is a strong correlation between nutrition deficits and pressure ulcer risk. If your loved one has an appetite, try to maintain adequate nutrition with nutrient-rich foods (think lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables). If his appetite is waning, offer supplements such as Ensure or Boost to help bolster nutrition.
Nutrition is often a problem in palliative care patients and it’s important to note here that you should never try to “force” your loved one to eat.

 Manage the Moisture

Moisture from sweat, urine, or feces can be damaging to skin. It’s important to maintain the skin’s integrity by managing the moisture. If a patient accumulates a lot of moisture from sweat, he will need his clothing and possibly his sheets changed frequently. You can make this easy on yourself by using hospital gowns or other clothing that slips on and off easily. Using several layers of sheets can also make this task easy. One family I cared for started the day by layering the bed with three cotton sheets and simply removed one when it became damp.

If your loved one is incontinent of urine, he will need frequent changing of his adult diapers or pull-ups. Checking his diaper at least every two hours and changing it as soon as it is soiled is important. Using skin barrier creams can help prevent damage from urine. It’s the same principle as preventing diaper rash in babies. Use Desitin, A&D Ointment, or another similar product to protect the skin from moisture and acidity from the urine.

If a pressure ulcer already exists or if there is a high risk of developing one, it may be beneficial to place an indwelling Foley catheter. This can only be done by a nurse with a physician’s order. A Foley catheter is a small tube that is inserted into the urethra and into the bladder where it remains with the help of an inflated balloon. Once placed, urine drains out of the tube and into a collection bag, keeping the skin free from urine.​

If he's also incontinent of stool, he's at an increased risk of skin breakdown from the bacteria and digestive enzymes found in bowel movements. He will need to be cleaned and changed as soon as possible after every bowel movement. This can be quite a challenge if your patient suffers from diarrhea or has frequent bowel movements. But it will be well worth the hard work if it prevents painful skin breakdown. A daily bed bath is also a great idea to help keep your patient clean as well.


In addition to all of the above, bedding is a very important part of preventing pressure ulcers for your patient. It is important to make sure that the bedding (sheets, pillow cases and blankets) are 100% cotton. Cotton blend and polyester sheets do not breath properly, and moisture can not escape causing bedsores to form. Also the patients bed clothes should also be 100% cotton so that moisture does not get trapped inside of their clothing. This is one of the most overlooked  parts of home patient care. To keep your patient comfortable and prevent pressure ulcers, it is imperative to pay close attention to the patients sleepwear as well as the bedding you use . Also change the bedding and sleepwear daily to prevent any Un-noticed moisture from forming or drying into the cotton fabrics. 

By Angela Morrow, RN

Very Well Health

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Hospital Beds for Home Care

Many times when patients are ill they wish to stay at home and be cared for at home rather than seeking care elsewhere. This can mean that nursing care and special medical equipment are needed to help make it more comfortable for them at home. A hospital bed is one of those items that may be on the list.

Different Types of Hospital Beds

Not all hospital beds are made the same. Quite the contrary; there are several different types with some catering to patients with specific illnesses.

Full Electric Bed

This is the typical modern hospital bed. Buttons on the side rails or hand pendant, raises and lowers the bed to different positions. If patients are well enough they can usually adjust the bed themselves.

Low Hospital Bed

As their name suggests, these beds are lower to the ground than typical hospital beds. They are meant for people who may be more prone to fall out of bed even though there are side rails. They are typically no more than two feet off of the ground. These beds offer the option to raise and lower the head and foot of the bed, as well as the height adjustment of the entire bed frame, which is better for shorter patients that are 5”6 and shorter, and also better for the caregiver to adjust the bed to a higher position in the case of servicing the patient in the bed.

Low Air Lose Bed

Designed for burn patients and those with skin grafts, these types of hospital beds keep patients cool by blowing air into special sacs in the mattress. This type of bed is also ideal for those with circulatory problems and those prone to pressure ulcers because the mattresses help take pressure off of the skin.

Long Term Care Hospital Bed

A long term care hospital bed is a commercial grade hospital bed such as a Hill-Rom, Stryler, and other major brand beds you actually see in hospitals. These beds are built for long term use, and includes features such as trend / reverse trend, air mattresses , semi recliner chair position, and some even include a digital scale to keep track of the patients weight. These beds are more costly, but for long term care, these beds will serve the patient and the caregiver well.

Bariatric Hospital Bed

Bariatric Hospital Beds are designed for larger patients that are at least 250 lbs and over. You can find these beds in widths from 42” wide to 54” wide. Weight capacity from 500 lbs to 1000 lbs. While the 500 lbs beds are the most common, the 1000 lb capacity beds are available. The sleep surfaces on bariatric hospital beds are more solid to support the added weight, and the motors are designed to also support the added weight. The frames are made of steel which also supports more weight than a normal size residential hospital bed.

Things to Consider Before Getting a Hospital Bed

  • How long is the patient going to spend in the bed daily?

  • How long is the patient going to need the bed?

  • Can the patient move in and out of the bed by themselves?

  • How large is the patient?

  • Cost and Insurance Options?

Consider all of the above factors before getting a hospital bed. In some cases it is better to rent than to purchase depending on the length of time you feel the hospital bed and other equipment will be needed. For recovery, renting is more cost efficient. For long term care, purchasing is the most cost efficient.


There are many different types and styles of hospital beds available. Below is a basic description of the different types of beds available for your needs. All circumstances are not the same, therefore there are different beds available to you for the most usable service in your home, assisted living, or nursing home facilities. 

Below is a description of the difference between the Full Electric, Semi Electric,  Hi / Low beds, and Bariatric Beds. This information will help you greatly in your choice of a hospital bed. For more information to help you with your purchase of a hospital bed, please call 312-618-6996 or 219-218-0267.

                                                      FULL ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BEDS
The Full-Electric Bed offers the greatest convenience for the patient and caregiver. The easy-to-use pendant control provides motorized positioning of the upper body and knees, and also adjusts bed frame height for efficient use of accessories and for safe and easy patient transfer. We carry the full electric hospital bed in many major brands such as , INVACARE, DRIVE, LUMEX, MEDLINE, HILL ROM AND OTHERS.

Dimensions: 88" (L) x 15"-23" (H) x 36" (W)
Sleep Surface: 80" (L) x 36" (W)
Product Weight Capacity: 450 lb.
Patient Weight Capacity: 350 lb.
Choice of full or half side rails.



Hi / Low beds brings the safety and convenience of a low bed into the Home care Bed Series with the Hi / Low Full-Electric Low Bed. Hi / Low beds are most often usedwhen injuries from falling out of bed are a concern. Hi / Low beds are also great for patients that are under 5.7 ft. tall.

Hi / Low beds can be a great help to caregivers as the beds can be lowered or raise to a selected height for servicing patients in bed.
Dimensions: 88" (L) x 9.5" low - 30" high.
Sleep Surface: 80" (L) x 36" (W)
Maximum Patient Weight: 350 lb
Choice of full or half side rails.

Hi-Low Adjustments: 9.5" min. - up to 30" max. (measured from floor to bed deck)
High-Impact Bed End Panels are more durable, scratch-resistant and washable for easy cleaning.
Easy Assembly: Color Coded step by step assembly makes it simple for anyone to put together.
Full Electric: Raises both the Head and Legs, but also the overall height of the bed.
Standard Outlet: DC low-voltage, compact motor system is faster, quieter and lighter.
Quiet motor system with waterproof enclosures.

Fast Cycle Time for the lowering of the bed. 
Ergonomic Remote Control comes with durable strain relief, heavy-duty cord.
Emergency crank provided allows all motors to be operated manually in the event of a power failure.
Locking Casters so bed stays in place

The Bariatric Bed is a heavy-duty full-electric bed frame designed for bariatric individuals, capable of supporting up to 600 pounds. The bed frame extends to the edges of the bed deck for better support. Using the hand pendant, the patient or caregiver is able to change the positioning of the head and foot sections, as well as the bed height. And, even though this is a substantial bed, set up within the home is easy.

                                             Bariatric 600 LB Capacity Frame

Heavy-duty frame design ensures added strength for client support
Heavy-duty bed sleep surface is 17% larger to ensure comfortable positioning
Split-spring design with removable bed ends for ease in set up
No special tools necessary for in-home setup
Easy-release motor mounts allow quick motor removal
Robotically welded, steel frame construction
Control Pendant allows for dynamic client positioning
High end motors provides a smooth and quiet operation
Emergency crank manually functions to lower any raised section of bed
Heavy Duty Bed 600 lb. weight capacity
Mattress and side T rails included with bariatric beds.

We stock the bariatric 600 lb to 1000 lb beds in the standard 42 inch width.  The bariatric hospital beds  are also available in 48 inch widths