People with Care Needs Certification and a Care Level between two and five are eligible to use the Long-term Care Insurance System to rent a specialty bed from welfare equipment rental companies registered with the prefecture.
People Certified as “Care Level 1” or “Support Required”
In general, people who fall under this category are not eligible to use the aforementioned Long-term Care Insurance System to rent a bed. There are certain exceptions, however, when deemed necessary by a doctor or welfare specialist. Please consult your care manager.
Although the individual will be required to pay the full cost of renting the bed, there are companies that rent beds at a low cost.
Benefits of Rental Beds
- Because the beds and mattresses are rented, they are not necessarily brand new.
- Purchasing a care bed may be the more economic option compared to renting the bed for a very long time.