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What is a hi-low hospital bed?

Jul 19 2021

What is a hi-low hospital bed?

A hi-low hospital bed is a fully adjustable bed with an enhanced head, foot, and height adjustability. These beds often come with special features for added comfort and convenience to the patient and the caretaker.

How to adjust the hi-low bed?

The bed base can be sectioned out into both the head and the foot, or the head, foot, and middle, whereby each section can be adjusted into different positions using a crank handle or electronically using a powered motor and controls. Adjusting the hi-low hospital beds using these control is the most convenient as it is ideal for when the patient in question is required to be positioned in various ways for therapy or comfort.

What is the range of motion on your hi-low hospital beds?

This depends on the specific model of the hi-low hospital bed. Most of our beds have a height range of 15 inches(40cm) and raise to a deck height of 31 inches(78cm). Our New ICU beds can also raise to a deck height of 36 inches(91cm) for special conditions.


High low hospital beds can be used in hospitals, they can be used in just about any setting where patient care is required from a health care facility to nursing homes, assisted and aged care facilities, outpatient clinics, and also health care at home.

Who Can Benefit from a Hi-low Hospital Bed?

These beds are designed to bring comfort to people with a range of health conditions or mobility issues. Since they are completely adjustable, they help the user to position themselves as needed. They also improve circulation, ensure easier transferring (for both the patient and caregiver), and so much more. There is no standard condition, but oftentimes, people who require hi-low beds have conditions such as:

- Users with heart conditions, such as heart failure, heart disease, angina, etc.

- Users with debilitating musculoskeletal diseases such as muscular dystrophy, paralysis, past polio, or multiple sclerosis.

- Those with workman’s compensation injuries, amputations, congenital birth defects, automobile accident injuries, and even military injuries.

- Those who need postoperative care for hip, leg, knee, spinal, or other surgeries that require them to be confined to a bed for a length of time.

- Sufferers of chronic respiratory diseases, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, etc.

- Sufferers of gastrointestinal problems – hiatal hernia, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, and colitis.

- People who need to stay bedridden due to any other reason.