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How Long Is An Extra Long Hospital Bed?

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How Long Is An Extra Long Hospital Bed? No two patients are the same; while they might have similar mobility or medical issues, they likely have very different physical requirements. One of these factors can be height, and many SonderCare clients are taller than average (in the United States and Canada, this is 5’9″ for men and 5’4″ for women). Some will feel more comfortable in a longer bed; others of average height might want more room when resting at home or in an assisted living facility.

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Learn About Extra Long Hospital Beds

Whatever the reason, SonderCare makes it easy for customers to get the bed length they require. Here, we’ll examine how users can choose a hospital bed with the proper amount of room for themselves or their loved ones. You can even see how easy it is to change your mind after receiving your regular-length bed.

How Long Is An Extra-Long SonderCare Hospital Bed?

The standard hospital bed is 79 inches long (roughly six feet and six inches); these measurements go from inside the headboard and footboard. The wood-capped headboard and footboard add an extra two inches, making the hospital bed dimensions 36″ wide and 80″ long. This length provides enough room for the majority of hospital bed users. The standard SonderCare bed is 39” wide.

Taller users may require longer adjustable hospital beds. It’s why we give all our clients the ability to make their beds longer, with features built right into the bed. To purchase an extra-long hospital bed from SonderCare, you will need the length extension package. The accessory adds 8″ of length to the bed frame and mattress. It makes our extra-long hospital beds 88” long. The SonderCare bed can also be ordered in 48” wide, providing a much wider sleeping surface for the user.

SonderCare customers don’t have to commit to the standard hospital bed length. All bed models have an integrated bed extension feature that comfortably accommodates our tool-less 8″ integrated bed extension. If the user finds they need more room after using their bed, they can purchase this SonderCare accessory. But how do you know that you or a loved one will need it on their care bed upon ordering?

How To Choose The Right Hospital Beds Length

Whether you are buying an electric hospital bed for yourself or someone for whom you care, the first step is to understand the patient’s needs. When you have an idea of what your loved one needs, you can make the best decision about the size and weight capacity of the hospital bed they will use.

Think about the following factors when you’re thinking of purchasing the SonderCare luxury hospital bed extension?

  • The patient height – will they be comfortable in a bed with a 6’6″ length?
  • The patient’s health condition – does their medical or mobility condition require a bed longer than the standard size?
  • Mobility issues – does the patient have trouble getting in and out of bed unaided? Does the patient have mobility, strength, or medical conditions that require a bed with appropriate adjustments?

What one chooses will depend on the user’s individual health needs, their comfort levels, and the recommendations of their health care team.

Extra-Long SonderCare Hospital Beds Have All The Same Features & Functions

Despite having an extra 8″ of length, users of extra-long SonderCare hospital beds still have all the accessibility and features to support them. The patient can control the hi-lo features and adjustable back and knee positions with an illuminating hand controller, giving them the greatest level of convenience for them and their caregiver. 

When a client chooses an extra-long care bed, they’ll still be able to achieve an almost infinite number of positions using individual Backrest, Knee, Height Range, Chair, and Tilt operations. SonderCare’s Auto-Contour function operates the Backrest and Knee simultaneously, providing the best positions to read, watch TV, or simply relax.

You don’t have to be tall to enjoy a longer bed. However, when the user is over a certain height, an extra-long hospital bed can be a medical necessity. SonderCare’s extension option makes it easy for these users to get the extra-long care bed they need at a price they can afford. If you have any inquiries about the extension, or if we can help you in any other way, contact the SonderCare team to have your questions answered by our experts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Very Long Hospital Bed Sizes

Those who desire a wider bed will enjoy the extra space and luxury that comes with the double size hospital bed. Bariatric and extra long hospital beds are available in full size for larger users. 

For some users, an extra long fully certified hospital bed is recommended. Some companies such as Invacare manufacture beds longer than 88″. Others like SonderCare offer longer beds that also come with extension kits to make them even more comfortable.

Start Exploring Hospital Beds With SonderCare

Are you recently discharged from hospital, experiencing mobility issues, or in need of palliative or senior care? Enjoy a smoother recovery and get the luxury you deserve by choosing our home hospital products. Contact us today to discuss home hospital beds, mattresses, stand assist chairs and other accessories to make your home hospice perfect for a truly comfortable experience.

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