To Rent or To Buy that Adjustable Bed IS the question...

If you have a handicapped parent to take care of you have many decisions to make...

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Invacare introduces the next generation Home Care Bed. Invacare's IVC Home Care Bed offers a number of innovations that translate into long-term savings over the product lifecycle.

  • Adjustable Bed
  • Waterproof Innerspring Mattress
  • Full-Length Side Rails.
  • Bed Remote
  • Quick Delivery
  • Easy Set Up
 Bed Height:    15" min. - 23" max. (Measurement from floor to bed deck.)

Dimensions:    Overall: 36"W x 88"L

Sleep Surface:    36"W x 80"L

Product Weight Capacity:    350 lbs. patient weight

450 lbs. inclusive of all accessories

Warranty:    All Welds: 5 years/ electrical: 2 years

...Decisions about will, deeds & other legal issues, and decisions about living arrangements
are of course paramount. Yet when it is decided where your mom
or dad is going to live you have more decisions to make and you often
aren't aware of them until its to late.

Medame is here to help. Today we are going to walk you through one of the more costly choices you face... whether to rent a hospital bed using your insurance or medicare, or whether to buy a hospital bed outright.

On the face of it you would expect it would be cheaper to rent an electric bed since your medicare will cover a large percentage of the monthly fee.

But things are not always what they seem.  Unless you have an excellent supplemental insurance plan, as in all things Medicare related, monthly fees on rental equipment are very high. Unless you are looking at terminal illness or just need a short term solution renting a home care bed through a medicare provider will cost more out of pocket in 8-12 months than buying one outright.

The average monthly out-of pocket-cost of a rental bed is $150 a month. (That's AFTER the insurance portion is paid) The bed & mattress will almost certainly be used, your options will be limited, and the condition of the bed & mattress may be suspect (not to mention who knows where they just brought the bed from, or what happened to whoever was using that mattress last)...

Invacare Adjustable Electric Home Bed


...MSRP on a typical home care bed package is under $2000. For example Invacare has an electric bed, innerspring mattress and full length bedrails as package at suggested list price of $1955.52. You will find it online for closer to $1500, and it comes with a two year manufacturer warranty.

Simple math shows that if your parent is going to be staying with you or moving into a facility for more than 10 months then you will be saving a great deal of money over the long term by buying.

Bear in mind you will need to pick up sheets and bedding and the mattresses are usually 36 x80 inches and so you need long twin or the fitted sheet or mattress covers wont fit right, but thats a minor expense.

  • # High-Impact Bed End Panels are more durable, scratch-resistant, and washable for easy cleaning
  • Universal Bed End can be used as either headboard or footboard on any Invacare Bed with the use of the IVC drive shaft with silver decal
  • DC low-voltage, compact motor system is faster, quieter, and lighter than the old system and the IP66 rated waterproof enclosures allow the entire system to be washable with standard water pressure (Power washing is not recommended)
  • Extended maintenance schedule - every 3 years or with every new user
  • Patent pending. UL 73, UL 962, and UL 2601 approved

Invacare Deluxe Innerspring Mattress Comes with the Bed


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Telescoping Full Length Bed Rails Come with this packageNew Bed Ends for the Invacare Adjustable Home Care Bed

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