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Twin Hospital Beds / Single Hospital Bed

Twin hospital beds are a common choice of hospital beds for home use. Hospital beds have specific measurements and folding features, so one can’t simply put a regular sleep surface on hospital bed frames. AvaCare Medical has a very broad line of twin size hospital beds in our inventory, and we’d love to help you or your loved one choose the perfect one! Read more...

Benefits of a Twin Medical Bed

Twin medical beds, also sometimes referred to as single hospital beds, are designed to help caregivers with transferring and adjusting the position of their patients as well as to allow the user to adjust the bed for both medical and comfort reasons. One can adjust both the height of the twin hospital bed and the head section or foot section. Some other benefits of a hospital-style single bed for the home are:

Improved Sleep and Comfort

Being able to get sleep is extremely important, especially for those who are bedridden. Rest is an essential part of how our bodies heal. A twin hospital bed, which can be properly positioned, allows for the user to experience increased comfort. Actually, hospital beds are frequently used to help ease the discomfort that’s commonly associated with staying in one position for long periods of time.

Faster Discharge from Hospital

Of course, one of the biggest benefits of buying a twin hospital bed for sale is that one doesn’t need to endure a longer stay in a hospital, away from their own home and loved ones. Indeed, investing in a hospital bed can even save costs incurred by unduly long hospital stays. If a user doesn’t have to be in a hospital, a single sized bed can allow him to save a lot more money in the long term. Buying a hospital bed that’s single sized is perfect for accommodating one person and allows for easier at home care. Most hospital beds meant for home use are able to be moved around if one decides to rearrange their home or room.

Pressure Relief and Improved Circulation

Older people and those with handicaps need to be repositioned constantly in order to prevent them from developing pressure sores, also known as bedsores. The reason for this constant changing of positions is that over time, the body’s skin puts pressure on some of the blood vessels as a result of being in one position for a prolonged period of time. Therefore, being able to adjust the beds to accommodate a person’s needs can increase circulation and relieve pressure that often causes pressure sores.

Easier for Caregivers 

Caregivers don’t have it easy when manually lifting patients up and positioning them by hand. It can be even harder when it comes to transferring patients to their walker, rollator, or even transport chair or electric wheelchair if a caregiver has to perform this task by hand. These beds are optimized so they can help patients sit up, therefore making transfers more efficient and easy. Along with transferring, positioning the patient on the hospital bed is also easier on the caregivers since there are usually user-friendly adjustment controls.

Affordable Cost

Most standard hospital beds are considered to be “twin sized,” or close to it. These single hospital beds are rather affordable in most cases, often being less than $1,000. Of course a semi-electric or fully-electric model will cost a bit more than a manual one.

Can I Use a Standard Twin Mattress on a Twin Hospital Bed?

Many people don’t realize that hospital beds have a different measurement than regular beds. The average width of a standard hospital bed mattress is approximately 34 to 42 inches wide and about 80 inches long. Therefore, twin hospital bed dimensions are a bit less wide and a degree longer than the size of a regular twin sleeping surface, which is 39 inches wide by 75 inches long.

Another thing to note specifically about hospital bed frames is that even though innerspring mattresses are available, most hospital beds are designed a certain way in order to have folding points that help with the adjusting head and foot sections. This means that the typical sleep surfaces cannot be used on a single hospital bed sized for one person. Flexibility is the issue. Also, depending on some important factors like size, BMI, and weight, a single hospital bed for sale may not represent the best choice for a user, meaning they may be better off purchasing a bariatric bed instead.

Types of Twin Hospital Beds for Different Users

There are three general types of hospital beds available on the market in terms of the adjustability controls they offer. In order to find the right one, one needs to choose from a fully electric, a semi-electric, or a manual model. Each variety has its own benefits and uses, but they all essentially serve the same purpose overall.

  • Manual Beds: These are often lower priced than electric models. Also, if a person doesn’t need to be repositioned often throughout the day or if they are more mobile, this version may be a better option. Some of these beds don’t offer the same adjustments (base height adjustment) though, so if this is a concern, one may want to look into one of the electric beds.
  • Semi-Electric Beds: These beds do cost a little more than manual beds and offer the user some independence in terms of positioning adjustment. Many of them come with a remote control to adjust the head and foot sections, but not the overall height of the bed. If a person needs to have the freedom to do so, a caregiver would have to manually do it for them by means of a hand crank.

Fully Electric Beds

These hospital beds are more expensive than semi-electric and manual beds. However, this is for good reason. They allow the patient (or the caregivers) to make all adjustments independently with a remote control. They’re also a great choice for patients who need to be adjusted or repositioned numerous times throughout the day. Indeed, some caregivers may not have the strength to use manual adjustment tools, so these are excellent for them as well.


At AvaCare Medical, we carry twin hospital beds from the nation’s top medical equipment manufacturers! If you have any questions about what you need to do in order to secure a single medical bed for yourself, all you have to do is call! Simply dial 1-877-813-7799 toll-free to get in touch with one of our customer service representatives. Otherwise, you can always feel free to send an email to avacaremedical.com, and a customer care rep will respond to you as quickly as possible!