These are beds that are similar to hospital beds for a home environment. Typically they will allow height adjustment, either end can be tilted, and has walls/rails to keep your child safe.
There are 3 main types of medical beds: manual, semi-electric and full electric.
Manual: Hand cranks are used to raise and lower the head and the foot of the bed as well as to adjust the height of the bed. These beds are the most economical and a good choice for people that do not require frequent repositioning. Hand cranks are typically found at the foot of the bed and require a person that is physically capable to operate.
Semi-electric: An electric motor is used to raise and lower the head and foot portions of the bed. Patients and caregivers adjust the positioning by pressing buttons on a hand pendant. The height of the bed is adjusted manually with a hand crank and will require someone that is physically able use it. Semi-electric beds are ideal for people that do not require the height of the bed to be adjusted often but will benefit from touch of a button positioning.
Full Electric: Height and positioning of the bed is controlled by the patient and/or caregiver with a hand pendant and does not require the use of a hand crank (unless there is a power outage, but many beds now have a back-up battery that would power the bed in emergency situations).