Insights on the Different Types of Hospital Beds

Choosing the right hospital bed for your loved one can be stressful.  We understand that with all the options out there finding the right one can be a bit overwhelming.  Today we are going to breakdown a few options so that you can find the best hospital bed for sale to meet your needs.

Manual hospital beds are great if you are on a tight budget but you need a fully functional bed to put in your home.  While they are cheaper you have to be sure that the person that will use the bed is physically able to manipulate it.  Normally the bed will have to be manually cranked in order to adjust the bed to the desired positions.

Semi-Electric Hospital Beds are a great option if you think that the person using the hospital bed doesn’t have the physical ability to use a manual hospital bed, but you are still working with a tight budget.  These beds are much cheaper than fully electric beds; yet offer comfort and support to users.   The part of the bed that is slept on is electric, but the height of the bed still has to be adjusted manually, however this can usually be handle by the caregiver.

Electrical Hospital Bed these are some of the most expensive options for hospital beds, however they offer the most supports and comfort for the user.   For patients that don’t have much physical strength or ability this is the best option because everything is motorize, meaning that the patients only have to press a small button to manipulate the position of their head and neck.

Adjustable Hospital Beds come in a wide variety of options; they are beds that are designed to look like normal beds. Our beds come in a variety of options including twin and up through king.  If you are looking to furnish a room with a hospital bed as a permanent feature and want aesthetic value, these are the way to go.

Specialty Hospital Beds are designed more for commercial then for residential use.  These are the kind of hospital bed that you will find in most hospitals that have a variety of options and are usually fully electric.  If you are looking to purchase a specially hospital bed, be prepared to spend a decent sum of money, however with these you get what you pay for.  The higher priced beds are quality and will last for a much longer time than a standard home hospital bed.

Even with this information, finding a hospital bed for sale that meets your needs can be tough.  Vital Mobility has put a lot of time and energy into making sure that we have options that fit both your needs and your wallet. We have received the customer choice award for our outstanding customer service, and we want to help you.  If you have any other questions or still need help picking out the right hospital bed, give us a call today.  It would be our pleasure to help you.

Why Would I Want to Rent a Hospital Bed?

For someone who doesn’t have much experience or is new to the needs of home healthcare, hospital bed rental may seem a little unorthodox.   For the average person sleeping on a bed that is rented can feel a little strange, but it is actually a very common practice in the home healthcare field.

First and foremost for those that are on a tight budget being able to rent a hospital beds means that you can get the equipment you or your loved one needs even if you are on a tight budget.  We understand that not everyone has enough disposable income or insurance to be able to secure a hospital bed when they need it.  Rental can take the stress off your wallet and you, making finances less of a concern and proper care your main focus.

If you have taken a look at hospital beds, you know that they come in a wide variety of options and builds.  You can secure a hospital bed for a very low cost, however the less money you pay the more comfort and features you must be willing to sacrifice.  If you choose to rent a hospital bed for yourself or you loved one you may be able to get a much nicer and more comfortable model while still be able to maintain a budget.  This can be especially helpful for patients who have special needs or who need electric hospital beds.

We know that working with the insurance companies can be tough for you, but we have found that renting a hospital bed versus trying to get your insurance to pay for a new one may be easier.  Ultimately most insurance companies are looking to save as much money as they can for both their clients and themselves.  Hospital bed rental gives the insurance company a lower price tag to work with and may help to increase your chances of being approved on your claim.  As we mentioned above, this means you may be able to rent a nicer bed than the insurance company would be willing to buy.

It is important for you to understand that most people who “rent” a hospital bad are usually borrowing the bed for a short period with the intention to pay for the whole thing over time.  Rental is the term used in the industry, but often times it is actually a form of leasing that many of our customers use to assist with financial needs.  Even in the event that you do rent a bed that is not brand new, understand that it comes with the standard warranties, it has been cleaned to a high level of quality, and it comes backed with our support and delivery.

At Vital Mobility, we understand that finding the right hospital bed and choosing between renting or buying can be tough.  That is why we make ourselves available to you over the phone.  If you have any questions or need help finding the right hospital bed, give us a call today, it would be our pleasure to help you!

Don’t Get Ripped Off on Your Patient Lift Chair Purchase

Patient Lift chairs can carry with them some pitfalls and expenses if you don’t know what to watch for while you are shopping.  Lucky for you we are going to be talking today about some of the things you should keep an eye out for when you are buying your lift chairs.

Buy exactly what you need, no more or less. Often times it can be easy to get caught up in all the amazing features the some of the higher end chairs have to offer that you can pay for more than you need.  At the same time it can be easy to get hung up on price and get patient lift chair that doesn’t offer the features that you do need.  Most companies, us included, will allow you to speak with them on the phone or do a live chat to help you find the perfect model to fit your home and your needs.

Avoid buying an older model to save a few dollars.  Many times people think that they should simply buy an older lift chair and that way they can save a few dollars while still getting a “new” chair.  Unfortunately many people don’t realize that buying an older chair can put you at risk.  Many times the older chairs have a electrical parts that haven’t been used for quite some time and may not even work, plus because they are older models the manufacturer’s warranty is often no longer in effect.

Know what the shipping, handling, and delivery charges will be before you click the buy button.  It can be very easy to fall for a good deal on a chair only to realize the chair was so cheap because the shipping is so expensive.  While it may not be the most ethical way to conduct business, there are companies out there that make their money on shipping.  Luckily reputable companies such as Vital Mobility include the cost of local delivery on each of the pages you view and offer you a full quote on shipping and taxes before you even have enter any personal information.

Know how insurance billing works. If you intend to have your insurance pay for any or all of your patient lift chair, make sure you understand how that works.  Some insurance companies will require you to make the entire purchase up front while others will not cover you if you make the purchase without their approval.  If you are not sure the policy that your insurance company has, pick up the phone and give them a call before you end up in hot water!

Finding the right patient lift chair should be simple and worry free.  That is the idea behind our company; we work hard to put our clients and customers at rest by providing them with quality products and services to meet their needs.  If you have any questions or need our help please don’t hesitate to give us a call during normal business hours, we would love to make you our next happy client.

For more information on buying a patient lift chair please visit our Medical Lift Chairs store.

How to Find a Quality Medical Equipment Supplier

For hospitals, companies, and caregivers that rely on their medical equipment, finding a good quality supplier can seem like a tall order. With the Internet constantly growing, it seems like every time you turn around there are new companies trying to sell medical equipment and a lower and cheaper price.  Often time the new companies that pop up don’t offer quality equipment – but they do work hard on theirs their sites so many people don’t realize they aren’t reputable.  So how can you avoid bad companies and get quality medical equipment for your home or office?

Any reputable medical equipment supplier will have a long list of customers that have left positive reviews.  Before you even think about purchasing from a medical equipment company, be sure to take a look at how past customers have rated their experience and products.  At Vital Mobility, we have received the customer choice award multiple years in a row.  We pride ourselves on the quality of our products, but also on the service that we offer to our customers.  In our opinion being a good supplier isn’t just about the products we offer, it’s about the way we treat and deal with our customers, and we want you too feel important and valuable to us – because you are!

While we stress that it is important that the quality of service is there, you also have to take a close look at the actual quality of the products.  It can be tempting to go with a company that offers cheaper products, but with medical supplies you get what you pay for.  These companies who are able to offer their products at a dramatically lower price because they are cutting the cost somewhere else, normal in quality.  That means that as the consumer you are going to end up paying for the corners that the company cuts.  We pride ourselves on only purchasing, selling, and rent out equipment that is quality and can stand up to the needs and daily use of our clients.

The final point we would like to touch on is ease of use.  This can mean a number of different things.  Think about what you will be engaging with most from the companies you look at.  If you don’t have to deal with sales reps very often, make sure that their website is very intuitive and user friendly.  Also, make sure that they offer updated and current equipment.  Often times a lower price tag can mean that it is old or outdated equipment, but that may not be clear at the time of the purchase.

 

If you are still trying to find a quality provider for your medical equipment, take a look around our site.  We have a wide selection available and we have the best customer service in the area.  If you are looking for anything you can find or would like to speak with one of our representatives, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.  We look forward to meeting you!

3 Great Reasons to Own a Lift Chair

If you’ve been considering buying one of the many lift chairs for sale on our site but still aren’t sure if they are right for you, let us help you.  We want to take a moment today to share a few reasons that might consider owning a lift chair.

For many people who need a lift chair mobility and flexibility are a serious issue.  What is even more frustrating is that in most cases if you were able to stand up you would be able to more of things you enjoy like walking around your own or even being able to going outside.  The things that most of us take for granted as life’s simple pleasure can be easily regained with the help of a lift chair.  The use of a lift chair allows you or your loved one to be able to stand up without any help so they can be more independent and even avoid the need for long term facility care.

Life with a lift chair can be much very enjoyable and simpler on someone who suffers from a lack of mobility.  Many lift chairs can recline to a full 180 degrees and return to a full upright position.  That means that rather than have to fuss with pillows and other make-shift assistive devices to help you find the most comfortable position to spend your day in, you can simple adjust the chair.  Additionally some lift chars for sale on our site even include features such as heating or built in vibrating massage cushions.  Just because you have limited mobility doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to enjoy the time you spend in your home.

We did briefly touch on this, but owning a lift chair make all of your daily activities easier to complete and more accessible to you. Lift chairs come with pockets on both sides normally and are sized well enough so that you can put trays on your lap while you use them.  What that means for you is that everything you want to do throughout the day can be put within arms reach and you don’t have to worry about having enough space in your chair. You can even enjoy eating and other activates that require a surface!  Many people who buy lift chairs find that they are once again able enjoy the simple things in life, because their mobility is no longer a limiting factor.

Figuring out what lift chair fits your needs best can be tough, and we understand that.  It is important to us that our customers find the best options to fit their needs and their budgets.  That is why we are available by phone so that if you have any questions or special needs you can speak with us and we can find the perfect solution for you.  If you are ready to stop your mobility and flexibility issues from holding you back, give us a call today and let us find the right lift chair for sale for you.