Most hospital bed users will find comfort and healing in the use of a therapeutic, pressure prevention mattress. But individuals whose mobility is severely restricted, are especially at risk of developing bedsores and pressure wounds– resulting from the lack of ventilation and rubbing of skin that cannot move on the surface of a standard mattress. If you or a loved one are in the process of or have developed pressure soars, it might be the right time to consider the purchase or rent of an air mattress.
Bedsores can be extremely painful and severely damage the patient’s skin. The main advantage of the medical air mattress is that it is able to shift or alternate pressure points, keeping the individual’s body in movement while they rest. The alternating pressure is achieved via a programmable air pump which inflates and deflates certain sections of the mattress to ensure that the patient never experiences excessive pressure on any points of their body.
A great option that is now available with many medical air mattresses is low-airloss technology. Mattress manufacturers puncture hundreds of laser holes throughout the mattress that allow tiny amounts of air to slowly escape. This feature gives patients the feeling that they’re “floating on air” and helps to keep them cool (moisture management) and dry all the time.
It is important to consider that even though air mattresses have alternating pressure technology, this doesn’t meant that the device itself loses firmness. Mediplus Mobility’s sturdy medical air mattresses are built with durable materials that will ensure the use of your new mattress for years to come. They are perfect for use with any of our home hospital beds.
Visit our website today or call one of our experts to find a budget-friendly and quality air mattress option. Our company offers medical air mattresses for sale. If you’re looking to rent an air mattress, we also offer a convenient program ideal for patients who are recovering from surgery or injury and will need the device for a limited amount of time.