How to Buy the Right Bed Sheets and Other Bedding for Your Hospital Bed
MIP raises the bar when it comes to comfortable, reliable bedding for hospital beds. Below are some important considerations to keep in mind when selecting bed sheets and other bedding for a hospital bed that will ensure comfort for patients and peace of mind for healthcare workers and caregivers.
Choosing the Right Pillow
A pillow can be the difference between a restful night’s sleep and an uncomfortable, disruptive one — and getting a good night’s sleep is integral to a patient’s health and recovery. When buying the right pillow for your hospital bed, look for a pillow with a lofty profile that provides long-lasting, firm support and the ability to maintain its shape over time. The MIP Cares TruBliss pillow was developed to maintain its structure and provide firm support for long-term use.
In addition, when buying the right pillow for your hospital bed, be sure to choose a pillow that is breathable, quiet, and fluid-proof. It is also important to highlight that the MIP Cares TruBliss pillow is antimicrobial-treated, and easy to wipe, clean, and disinfect, increasing patient comfort and safety, and offering caregivers peace of mind that their patient is resting on a sanitary surface.
Choosing the Right Top Sheets
The linens you buy for your hospital bed are key to your patient’s comfort and wellbeing. Ensuring patient comfort goes beyond fabric — it is also a question of fit. MIP Cares’ Optimum top sheet features a patented toe-pleat design that creates a “tent” at the foot of the bed, keeping the patient’s feet comfortably covered without the added heel pressure sometimes caused by the tuck of the sheet. Another feature offered by the Optimum top sheet is its unique 4-way enhanced stretch design, allowing for adaptability between mattress sizes and shapes (though it is designed for standard hospital and twin-sized mattresses), and reducing the risk of foot compression.
Choosing the Right Fabric for Hospital Bed Sheets & Pillowcases
Since the top sheet, bottom sheet and pillowcase come into direct contact with your patient’s sensitive skin, buying top sheets, bottom sheets and pillowcases that are made of a soft, comfortable material is key. The MIP Cares Optimum top sheet, Optimum bottom sheet and Optimum pillowcase are designed with patient comfort as a top priority: the sheets and pillowcase are made of a soft fabric, and are resistant to snags, pills and pulls, ensuring they will remain smooth even after prolonged use.
The Advantages of Knitted MIP Cares Fabrics
When buying bed sheets and pillowcases for hospital beds, selecting the right fabric ensures not only the comfort of your patient, but their wellbeing as well. Since top sheets, bottom sheets and pillowcases come into contact with a patient’s sensitive skin, the bed sheet and pillowcase fabric should be soft, breathable, and wrinkle-free. The MIP Cares Optimum bedding line, which includes a top sheet, bottom sheet and pillowcase, is made of our signature UltraKnit fabric, which provides a soft feel, no wrinkling, no pilling, and stain resistance. Our unique manufacturing process allows the soft yarn to be on the surface and the strong yarn to remain on the underside, ensuring comfort against the skin and strength on the underside for durability.
What size sheets do I buy for a hospital bed?
Standard hospital mattresses are 80 inches long and 36 inches wide, though there can sometimes be minor variances. The MIP Cares bottom sheet fits bed lengths of 78 to 86 inches, widths of 32 to 38 inches, and depths of 4 to 10 inches, while the top sheet is designed to be used with standard hospital and twin-size mattresses up to 84 inches long.
Does Medicare cover hospital bed sheets?
Medicare will cover the cost of a hospital bed if it is needed for home use, but not the cost of bed sheets and linens.
Can you use a regular mattress on a hospital bed?
No. Hospital beds are designed to accommodate specialized hospital bed mattresses only.