2 Suitable Hospital Furniture for the Elderly

Awareness. Elderly people, especially if they are not entirely mobile or have extenuating health conditions, may need specialized hospital furniture.

Just imagine that traveling all the time while you were young and then when we get old, we will be relishing the ideas of traveling altogether and to stay at home. The thought did come to mind and that is why a preparation is needed. So this is a type of awareness that should be out there.

While some people think that the only way to get access to these types of furniture is at a hospital or at a nursing home. However, did you know that you can rent or buy a variety of hospital furniture? Below are a couple of good examples.

Notable Hospital Furnitures

Hospital Bed

While hospital beds aren’t the most comfortable piece of furniture in the world, they can be extremely helpful for elderly people who have mobility troubles. These beds often have controls that allow the bed to be raised or lower, which can make both sitting up and getting out of bed easier than with a traditional bed. For this reason, it can be in an elderly person’s best interest to buy or rent a hospital bed, especially if they are recovering from surgery or have trouble getting up for another reason.

These beds though in time have also became quite a comfortable piece of furniture compared to the days of yesteryear. I remembered the experience of staying in the hospital bed for few days due to dengue. It was comfortable but of course if you’re going to a private hospital.

Of course a hospital bed is so much comfortable than the one below, though it’s best to maintain one’s health when they do get much older and not so mobile as they once used to.

Not a Hospital Furniture

Definitely no more double decker for a bed.

Toilet Frame

Sometimes it can be difficult for elderly people or people in wheelchairs to get low enough to use a traditional toilet without help. Toilet frames can give some independence to people who might otherwise need help using the toilet. Toilet frames work so well because they are higher up than the average toilet. This means that the person does not need to bend down as far to use it. As a bonus, most toilet frames also have handles or rails on them. This can help to provide balance when getting on and off of the toilet.

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Also, there are a couple of general varieties of toilet frames. Some toilet frames are put directly above an existing toilet. This way, the waste falls into the toilet and can be flushed. Other toilet frames have a sort of bucket under the seat to catch the waste. On one hand, this is good because it means the toilet can be placed just about anywhere in the home. On the other hand, it also means the seat needs to be emptied and cleaned after every use.

Luckily, most toilet frames come with both options. This way, the bucket can be removed. This means the toilet frame can either be placed over an existing toilet without the bucket or somewhere else with the bucket. Even with the bucket, having it be removable makes it much easier to clean.

These are just a couple of examples of great medical-based hospital furniture you may want to include in your home or in the home of a loved one if you or they are elderly or have mobility issues. This can allow you to stay at your own home for longer. 

Note: Always try to maintain a healthy balance lifestyle. We might not know what will happen in the future but can we can always try to do what is best for our own health and safety.

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