My mother has the beginning stages of a bedsore and we need a mattress that we can adjust for comfort but that will also keep her dry while healing. Can you recommend a solution?
If a patient already has developed a bedsore and would like an adjustable mattress for comfort and pain relief I highly suggest the Pro 6000 Hospital air mattress. It features an adjustable setting and is supreme in keeping the patient cool and dry. This is mainly due to the added low air loss feature which provides circulation of air preventing heat and moisture build up that can advance skin breakdown. The Pro 6000 Hospital air mattress has sensors that react to the clients movement so that pressure relief is constant and healing can begin. Your mother would benefit greatly being on this alternating pressure mattress.
I am looking for a medical mattress for my brother who is currently in a assisted facility in Florida. He is experiencing bruising on his skin and is starting to develop small areas of redness. Can you recommend an air mattress that will prevent him from developing bedsores. I am looking for something affordable as we are paying for this out of pocket.
We spoke with Betty and asked a few general questions about her brother and his condition. Her brother currently needed an alternating pressure mattress for prevention and basic healing. He was 5’6″ and weighed 170 lbs. The family was paying for this out of pocket and they wanted something that was more long term care than a standard alternating pressure overlay.
We recommended the Pro 3000. This alternating pressure mattress was ideal for patients under 250 lbs and was great for healing and prevention. The patient would have the ability to adjust the firmness and softness of the mattress. The air mattress is 8″ thick and will offer pressure relief and low air loss therapy. Most importantly the mattress was on sale for $499.00 including free shipping. This long term care alternating pressure mattress was the ideal solution. It gave the family a quality product that worked to heal and prevent his bed sores and they save money in the long run by purchasing a much better alternating pressure mattress than the standard app bubble pad products.
I wanted to share this story about a customer from Texas who tried many alternating pressure mattress systems and was frustrated because he could not get comfortable at night. This customer had problems with excessive perspiration and heat and was constantly sweating and uncomfortable. He recently lost movement in his legs due to the “MS” and was experiencing skin break down on his calf and ankles. He asked for a recommendation for a low air mattress that would be comfortable and would prevent and control the excessive perspiration he was experiencing every night.
We explained this is definitely a difference between an alternating pressure mattress with a low air loss feature and a “True Low Air Loss mattress” This customer needed a true low air loss mattress system. These hospital grade low air mattresses work using a blower based pump. This means it is constantly pumping air into the mattress using 1200 liters of air per minute. This powerful pump is constantly circulating air through the mattress allowing the air to flow through laser holes in the mattress to keep the patient c
The alternating pressure with “low air loss” is good for normal pressure relief but was not enough to control the excessive sweating this particular patient was experiencing. Low output alternating pressure therapy will only circulate air while the mattress is in between cycles not continuously like this patient needed.
If you are a patient that is experiencing excessive sweating please feel free to call us so we can help you find the mattress that would be best to suit your needs. Our 24 hour on staff customer care would be happy to listen and explain the differences to help you select the best hospital air mattress for you or your family member
My mother refuses to sleep in a hospital bed and has slept in her lazy boy recliner chair for the past 10 years. She has difficulty breathing and will not sleep in her regular bed. I am not sure what to do. She has recently developed pressure sores and the doctor wants her to sleep on an alternating air mattress and hospital bed. Can you suggest anything that may help her heal bed sores even though she sleeps in her recliner chair? I could really use some help.
We received this email from a daughter who was extremely frustrated and was not sure what to do. Her mother had begin to develop a stage 2 bed sore and the recommended treatment was an alternating pressure mattress for her hospital bed. The major problem was her mother refused to sleep in a hospital bed and did not want it brought into her room. Luckily we had a solution. We recently partnered with a medical manufacturing company that duplicated the same pressure relief principals that were used in the alternating pressure hospital mattresses. This recliner chair for bed sores works with their existing chair and offers alternating pressure therapy. The adjustable air mattress operates on a 10 minute cycle time. This alternates air pressure every 5 minutes through the even and odd cells of the mattress. It is designed to stimulate blood flow preventing and treating painful pressure ulcers. The adjustable pump can increase or decrease the firmness or softness of the mattress providing a variable comfort setting for pain management. This alternating recliner overlay comes with a quiet pump and a removable low sheer cover that is fluid proof and easy to clean. Designed for the treatment of Stages 1-4 pressure sores. Easy to operate and install.
We thought it would be helpful to share some of the experiences we have had with patients that have experienced issues and problems preventing and heal bed sores. We hope that you find these experiences and stories useful in trying to come up with a solution for your friend or family member.