You may be looking for a much more comfortable solution than what you might find from a traditional hospital bed, or you may require the features of a hospital bed in your home. Whatever your reason for needing a hi-low bed in your home, I like Transfer Master’s Supernal Recliner Bed System the best because it can be the solution to help you sleep more comfortably in your home.
A hi-low bed that can be adjusted from head to toe, the Supernal Hi-Low is designed to hide all of its electric components. This allows the bed to look like any other so you can receive guests in your bedroom without feeling self-conscious. Many features—from variable massage to the backlit wireless hand control—come standard with the Supernal Hi-Low. It’s the perfect bed for users who want comfort and functionality at an affordable price.
- Head, Foot, and Hi-Low Adjustable
- Super low height for easy self transfer
- Excellent height range for flexibility of use
- Standard weight capacity
- Hugs the wall so you can reach your nightstand
- Cradles your pillow w/ a European style head tilt
- Backlit wireless hand control for visibility
- Variable massage settings
- Emergency power down
Transfer in and out of bed with ease
With hi-low adjustability, you can raise or lower the bed for easy transfers.*
The Supernal Recliner is an optional 2 function version of this bed. Pair it with the Hi-Low for a Dual King setup. Note that the Recliner is a little taller than the lowest Hi-Low setting. You can also use two Hi-Low beds to create a Dual King.
*Note: The listed height changes with use of casters.
Head, foot, hi-low, and European-style head tilt come standard with the Supernal Hi-Low.
And the wireless, illuminated hand control lets you adjust the bed from anywhere day or night—without turning on the lights. We understand the value of a tranquil bedroom.
Basic hospital type beds
Basic home traditional hospital beds are also available, but not near as comfortable as a Supernal bed. The key advantages of hospital beds over standard home beds are their ability to not only adjust in height but also adjust the head and the foot of the bed.
Standard type hospital bed sizes may have a width of 35 to 54 inches. The most common width is 35 inches. The length for most hospital beds is 75 to 88 inches. Hospital beds that are longer and wider provide an increased degree of comfort and are more accommodating for larger patients. Some hospital beds are adaptable with extension kits to make them larger.
What are the types of basic hospital beds?
Hospital beds are adjustable. They differ on the types of adjustments that are possible and how to accomplish those adjustments. Bed height adjustments allow for better patient egress and ingress as well as easier caregiver access. A hospital bed frame in the low position is easier to get in or out of bed. In a high setting, it is easier for caregivers to serve the patient. Elevation of the head allows the patient more comfort when reading, eating, or watching TV. Elevating the leg and foot of the bed helps with therapy and improves patient ease. There are six major basic types of hospital beds currently in production – the full-electric, semi-electric, manual, low bed, bariatric, and Trendelenburg.
Full-electric Hospital Beds
A full-electric bed allows electrical adjustment of the height of the bed frame, the height of the header, and the height of the footer. Most full electric hospital beds can be adjusted by a remote-control device, which allows the patient to determine the best position. Many full electric beds can lock-out the patient controls to protect the patient from accidental repositioning that could harm them. Many hospital beds have controls embedded in the footer panel or side rail to allow the caregiver to adjust the bed position.
Semi-electric Hospital Beds
Semi-electric hospital beds are similar to full electric beds, except that the height of the semi-electrical bed frame is adjustable manually by a hand crank. The header and footer adjust electrically. Formerly, semi-electric beds were much less expensive than full electric beds, but advances in technology have brought the price of these two types of hospital beds closer together.
Manual Hospital Beds
Manual beds do not use electrical power. Hand cranks positioned at the foot of the bed provide for adjustments. These beds offer the most economical solution.
Low Hospital Beds
Low hospital beds have frames that adjust to a minimal height inch from the floor. The lowest position allows for easier ingress and egress for patients that may be weak or at risk of fall injuries. These beds also provide more safety for patients who are at risk of falling out of bed while sleeping or while transitioning in or out of bed.
Bariatric Hospital Beds
Bariatric hospital beds are heavy-duty beds that can support more weight than other hospital beds. Many of these beds can support 700 pounds or more. These wider beds provide more room for the patient. The bed deck has a solid-deck design without springs but is still able to adjust the mattress head and foot for the patient.
Trendelenburg Hospital Beds
Trendelenburg Hospital Beds provide for many clinical positions useful for recovery therapies. These beds allow for a multitude of positioning options and eliminates the need for most pillows and bed wedges. Trendelenburg positioning can provide a recliner chair type functionality required by many aging patients. These hospital beds offer the most adjustability and function of all the hospital bed options. Hospital beds with Trendelenburg positioning need additional room space to avoid contact with walls and furniture.
The standard mattress that comes with a hospital bed is not very comfortable. Placing a regular mattress on a hospital bed is not feasible. The Supernal Recliner Bed System offers a very comfortable comforming mattress which I would suggest.
You have to meet specific criteria for insurance and Medicare to cover a hospital bed. The hospital bed is often paid by insurance as a rental instead of a purchase. After 12 months you own the bed. The more comfortable Transfer Master’s Supernal Recliner Bed System is not covered by insurance.
Basic hospital beds will work, but they aren’t as comfortable as the bed you’ve been used to. Although, they are necessary and useful for you to safely sleep in your home. The bed I recommend that will give you safety and excellent comfort is the Transfer Master’s Supernal Recliner Bed System.