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At the end of the day, when you’re exhausted, your bed is your safe haven, right? It’s the one place you can go to relax and unwind. However, for those who rely on institutional beds to catch some zzz’s, these beds aren’t always a source of comfort.

One of the challenges of operating a non-profit communal sleeping space (like a homeless shelter or hostel) or a care facility (like a long-term care facility or children’s home) is finding appropriate beds for people, but also trying to figure out how many beds you can safely and legally have in your space.

Institutional Beds in a Healthcare Setting

Families who place their elderly loved ones in a health care facility pay close attention to the design of the facility, but also the technology and its equipment. Understandably, families want to make sure their loved ones will be safe and well-cared for.

In a long-term care facility, there are, on average, 45 beds in long-term care institutions per 1000 people over the age of 65. Let’s say you are in a community with 5000 seniors. You will need to have at least 225 beds.

Number of Beds for a Hospital

Hospitals are a little different than long-term facilities because patients are only going to be in the bed for a short amount of time. As of 1998, the number of beds your hospital has will depend on the location and teaching status of the region, but also the size of the facility itself.

For example, if you are a medium-sized hospital in the rural Midwest, you will need between 30 and 49 beds.

Type of Beds for a Children’s Summer Camp

Although the bed requirements for children’s camps are going to differ from state to state, you will want to pay attention to the type of bed you get.

Children are full of energy and they aren’t always the most gentle when it comes to… Well, anything. That’s why you are going to want a sturdy bed that is going to hold up against rough use.

Steel bunk beds are your best bet for summer camps they take up less space in the sleeping quarters, but also because they will withstand years and years of horseplay without signs of breaking down or needing to be replaced.

Steel bunk beds are also a great option if you are trying to provide beds for homeless shelters or a hostel. The steel will be easy to clean after each guest, but it will also withstand years of regular use beautifully.

Wrapping It Up

When you are tasked with furnishing numerous institutional beds for a group of people, you don’t have to go with the cheapest (in terms of cost and quality) bed you can find. We offer high quality, steel industrial beds that come with a 2-year guarantee.

We also have a variety of steel frame day beds and sleeper couches if you want to have a multi-purpose living/sleeping space.

Contact us to learn more about our beds and see how we can help you!

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