When my mother moved into an ALF, I made every effort to have her room feel comfortable and inviting; furnishings, textiles and decorative items which either came from her home or were consistent with her sense of style. Her health has changed and she's transitioned into the hospice program (at the same facility). One thing she absolutely hates is the "hospital bed". While she admits the side rails provide a level of comfort by preventing her from falling out of bed -- and they provide stability when she attempts to get out of bed on her own, she associates "hospital bed" with illness/incapacity and she just doesn't like it one bit. I investigated one of the articulating beds for home use (think Craftmatic)... but they don't have the ability to be completely raised or lowered.
Do any companies make attractive covers for hospital bed headboards and footboards? I'm hoping if the bed looks less institutional, she won't find it so objectionable.
(It could be argued that a person in hospice care has greater concerns, but I believe one's environment plays a key role in their attitude and emotional wellbeing -- both factoring into the quality of life)