What a Medical Air Mattress can do for you

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.

Medical Air Mattress by Drive MedicalBedsores 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.

Top 5 mobility devices to help you enjoy the outdoors

Spending time indoors is at times necessary– especially for individuals who are undergoing recovery. But an environment that supplies artificial light and poorly circulating air does very little for a person’s mental and physical well-being. Mediplus Mobility is your one-stop shop to provide you with mobility devices to give you the confidence and comfort you need to feel safe when heading outdoors– as more and more research continues to show that it has great benefits for your health.

mobility devices outsideTake humans’ need for Vitamin D, for example. Spending time under the warm glow of natural light will make your bones stronger and give a much needed boost to your immune system (especially during cooler months!). Sunshine is also partly responsible for helping to prevent autoimmune disorders. When you venture outdoors you are also helping your body to rest better. Artificial light can throw off your sleeping patterns, but natural light helps to regulate your biological clock and help you achieve a smoother bedtime routine.

The benefits of being exposed to the outdoors are numerous, but as discussed earlier– getting there can be a challenging if you suffer from mobility impairments. That is why, we compiled a list of the TOP 5 Mobility Devices that will help you get outside!

1. Wheelchair: A staple in the mobility industry, whether it be a simple foldable wheelchair or a highly complex tilting wheelchair, this device is an ideal option for individuals who can propel themselves or have a caregiver who can assist them. Wheelchairs are created with durable frames and casters, with some models making them more suitable for outdoors use than others. More and more, wheelchairs are also becoming lighter and easier to push and store– carbon fiber and aluminum wheelchairs are quickly starting to dominate market preferences.

3. Mobility Scooter: Scooters are a good solution for individuals who either tire or suffer from lower-body pain when embarking on long walks. Rated for use on sidewalks– but also malls, indoors spaces, grass and other surfaces– power scooters come packed with features like headlights, shopping baskets and different size batteries. Whereas some are made to be taken apart (or even folded!) for easy transport, other Heavy Duty scooters are large enough that they need to be kept in your garage.

2. Power Wheelchair:  A power wheelchair combines the comfort and maneuverability of a wheelchair with the ruggedness and range of a mobility scooter. Usually operated with a sensitive joystick, power wheelchairs are suitable for use in most surfaces and eliminate the need for an individual to propel themselves or seek assistance to do so. As opposed to scooters– which can be bulky– power wheelchairs have an extremely tight turning radius, making them a good option for indoors use. They are the ultimate tool for independent living!

4. Rollator Walker: Oftentimes, individuals are advised to keep as active as possible during their daily activities. A great way to remain active while feeling safe and finding balance is by considering a rollator walker. Rollators are four-wheeled walkers that come equipped with a seat, back-rest and hand brakes. This device is ideal for outdoors use as the combination of brakes and a seat allows you to take a break from your walk to catch your breath!

5. Foldable Walker: This is the least invasive of the devices we just discussed. A simple, aluminum frame with two small wheels at the front, it provides more support and stability than a cane but doesn’t come equipped the features of a Rollator. Aluminum walkers are easy to fold (often with just one button!) and are ultra-light .

Wondering which device is best for you? Let Mediplus Mobility’s experts discuss your needs and priorities as we jointly discover a path for you to enjoy the outdoors again! Not only do we sell power wheelchairs, rollator walkers, walkers, wheelchairs and mobility scooters at excellent prices but they are also part of our comprehensive rental program.

 

Our best-selling home hospital bed in one package!

Purchasing a home hospital bed can be a daunting task. Not only are there many different models with different features, but they also come at drastically different price levels. At Mediplus Mobility, we heard our customers and decided to simplify their shopping experience with an entry level fully-electric home hospital bed package that is both simple and affordable.

Delta Ultra-Light Full Electric Bed by drive medical with vital mobility
Delta Ultra-Light Full Electric Bed

The fully electric Delta bed by Drive Medical includes all the features that make a hospital bed a true life-changer in the homecare setting. The sturdy bed frame can be lowered as low as 12.75″ or raised as high as 26″ at the touch of a button in order to facilitate access to the bed by the patient and everyday care-giving tasks. The backrest of the bed can also be raised and lowered so as to achieve an optimal level of comfort for the patient. The leg section of the bed can also be regulated when an individual requires their legs to be raised in order to avoid swelling or to aid in recovery.

Despite being categorized as an ultra-light bed, the delta has an overall weight capacity of 450 lbs, making it an ideal choice for individuals weighting up to 300 lbs.  It’s zinc-coated spring deck is easy to install and disassemble– it is also a breeze to move it around your home when casters are installed.

When you purchase the Delta full-electric home hospital bed by Drive Medical from Mediplus Mobility, you’re not only taking home an excellent quality and reliable bed. Our package includes your choice of short of long side railings as well as an upgraded Gravity 8 long term care mattress. Suitable for both recovery or long term use, our full electric bed package comes full of excellent features at top value for your money.

If you only require the bed package for a limited amount of time, Mediplus Mobility also rents the exact same equipment– giving you flexibility and a chance to try out one of our top selling products!

For pricing and more information, reach one of our mobility experts at 1(855)819-5050 today.

 

Forget crutches! Try a knee walker with Mediplus Mobility

Traditionally, crutches have always been prescribed by physicians for individuals who have suffered a lower leg injury or have undergone surgery. However, many individuals find the use of crutche cumbersome. Not only does the proper use of a pair of crutches require a considerable amount of upper body strength, but they hardly allow for any use of their hands in order to carry out everyday tasks like brushing their teeth or cooking.

woman riding on knee scooter by drive medicalA great solution for individuals who would rather forego the use of crutches is the knee walker. This convenient device is made up of an ergonomic foam cushion onto which you can rest the upper portion of your lower leg, two back wheels and a steerable front wheel with brakes.

Now imagine, rolling up to the counter, putting on the brakes and cooking up a meal without having to compromise your comfort and support your injured leg or foot requires.

Knee walkers have a tight turning radius, meaning that they are perfectly suitable for use at home or outdoors. Mediplus Mobility patients who have either rented or purchased a knee walker, often report a great improvement on their quality of life as they are now able to move much more swiftly and comfortably.

These devices are also a breeze to take with you wherever you go. Their t-bar handle, equipped with foam grips, is easy to fold down—allowing for the scooter to fit into any car trunk. Once you arrive at your destination, you simply unfold the handle and you are ready to go.

When it comes to using a knee walker, we generally advise that individuals possess sufficient balance and strength in their unaffected leg as it will be used to propel the device and help balance it at higher speeds.

Knee walkers are truly a life-changing invention that will facilitate your daily activities from the very first moment you try it out. Mediplus Mobility stands behind their quality line of knee walkers for sale and rent and we look forward to sharing this revolutionary product with you.