According to Careage Hills Administrator Tron Dandy, "Were updating our beds and getting with the times."
Dandy explained that the new beds will be replacing several old beds that are hand-cranked and the new beds will have the ability to be raised and lowered from seven inches off the floor to 30 inches, a benefit for both staff and elders who reside at the home.
The beds also feature hand controls and another set of controls at the foot of each bed and will provide both head and foot elevation.
The beds came from Stevens Point, Wis. and were delivered to Cherokee and assembled by a four-person crew from Cedar View Trucking.
The cost of each bed is estimated at $1,000. Dandy also stated that since Careage Hills was part of a larger company, Gateway Health Care and who owns nine nursing home facilities, a total of 900 beds were ordered all together and allowing a group rate which kept costs down.