Hospital Beds & Accessories

Human beings are estimated to spend over a third of our lives sleeping. For the average person, this equates to over 200,000 hours spent in bed. In the same way that shoes provide safety and comfort for our feet, a bed should provide safety and comfort for your entire body. Our beds are expertly crafted to provide maximum safety and total body wellness, allowing patients to safely change position without the risk of falling. These advanced safety measures can be the difference maker between a healthy home patient and a costly trip to the hospital.

Home hospital beds with gel mattress overlays serve as an excellent wound care product for any patient at risk for pressure ulcers or any patient in need of wound care services, but home hospital beds can be especially important in wound care for diabetic patients.

It is recommended that patients with Stage 4 pressure ulcers use a low air loss mattress in order to properly treat pressure ulcers.

Home hospital bed from the side
Home hospital bed commands on the remote

Gel Mattress Overlays

Gel Mattress Overlays can be put on any bed and provide an essential barrier between patients and the surfaces they’re bound to regularly. Incontinent patients with mobility limitations may be particularly susceptible to pressure ulcers due to moisture. Moisture can exaggerate and hasten skin breakdown, leading to more pressure ulcers that form faster. You do not have to order a hospital bed in order to get a gel mattress overlay, as these mattresses fit on beds of all types.

Close up of the gel mattress overlay for the bed
Side view of the gel mattress overlay

Home Hospital Bed Features

Customizing your sleeping and health experience is essential to maintain positive outcomes and prevent trips to the hospital. We offer a number of options to choose the bed that’s right for you. There are no additional documentation requirements for bed rails. All patients who qualify for a bed also qualify for bed rails and a gel mattress overlay for bed sore and pressure ulcer prevention.

Many patients are safe in beds without rails, but, as you age, you may want the addition security that half rails offer. This will allow the patient to be safe in bed, while also preserving independence and the ability to get in and out of the bed alone. At some point, you and your caregiver may determine that full rails that completely limit your ability to get in and out of bed are appropriate.

Full rails on a home hospital bed

Full Rails

Half rail on a home hospital bed

Half Rails

Home hospital bed with no side rails

No Rails

How to Document Medical Necessity for Home Hospital Beds

Frequent Changes in Body Position

All medical records and charts for home hospital bed patients must meet this criteria. The patient must require frequent changes in body position in order to qualify or have an immediate need for changes in body position.

The patient must also have one of the following:

Need for Elevation

Make sure to document that the patient needs to have their head elevated more than 30 degrees. In addition, list the reason why the patient needs their head elevated. This factor is the difference maker in whether the patient qualifies and is essential to verifying that the patient needs a semi-electric bed that can elevate versus a regular bed.

Medical Condition Requiring Frequent Changes in Body Position

In order for a patient to qualify, they need to have a condition that requires their body to be positioned in ways not possible in an ordinary bed. Make sure to list this condition and why a regular bed won’t suffice.

Changes in Body Position to Alleviate Pain

If the patient suffers from pain related to certain body positions, make sure to document this. List how repositioning the patient will alleviate these pains and why these pains cannot be alleviated in an ordinary bed.

Important Points in Documenting Medical Necessity for Hospital Beds

Make sure to indicate all of the following that apply:

  • The patient requires frequent changes in body position and/or has an immediate need for a change in body position.
  • The patient has a medical condition that requires positioning of the body in ways not feasible in an ordinary bed…
  • The patient requires positioning of the body to alleviate pain due to…
  • Traction equipment is required due to…
  • The head of the bed needs to be elevated 30 degrees due to…