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Beds and Mattresses

Selecting the right hospital bed mattress is critical to ensuring the utmost in comfort and pressure redistribution.

HME Home Health has the best selection of hospital Pressure Redistribution Mattresses – everything from a variety of Foam Mattresses to Gel Mattresses to Non-Powered Air (ROHO; Vicair) Mattresses or even Powered Low Air Loss Mattress options, all designed to give you a good night’s rest.

HME Home Health hospital bed mattresses are high-tech solutions to complicated health conditions that emerge while patients are sleeping. Standard mattresses are simply not designed to cater to those with more sensitive sleeping needs. A good night’s sleep is a valuable part of your health and a mattress designed especially to meet your health needs will help you sleep better.

Foam Mattresses:

  • Viscoelastic Memory Foam: This type of foam conforms to the shape of the patient’s body, providing excellent pressure relief and comfort. It helps prevent pressure ulcers and is suitable for patients with mobility issues.
  • High-Density Foam: These mattresses are durable and provide good support. They are also cost-effective and may be a suitable choice for short-term use.

Air Mattresses:

  • Low Air Loss Mattresses: These mattresses are designed to manage moisture and prevent pressure ulcers. They have multiple air cells that can be adjusted to provide customized support and pressure redistribution.
  • Alternating Pressure Mattresses: These mattresses alternate the pressure on different areas of the body, reducing the risk of pressure sores. They are often used for patients with a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers.

Gel Mattresses:

  • Gel Overlay Mattresses: These mattresses contain gel-filled pads or layers that help distribute pressure evenly and provide excellent comfort. They are often used for patients at risk of developing pressure sores.

Hybrid Mattresses:

  • Combination Foam and Gel: Hybrid mattresses combine the benefits of foam and gel mattresses, offering comfort and support.

When choosing a hospital bed mattress, consider the following factors:

  • Patient’s Needs: Take into account the patient’s specific medical condition, weight, and mobility level.
  • Pressure Relief: Pressure relief is crucial for preventing pressure ulcers, so choose a mattress that redistributes pressure effectively.
  • Durability: Consider the mattress’s lifespan and whether it will withstand regular use.
  • Maintenance: Some mattresses require more maintenance than others, so factor in the ease of cleaning and upkeep.
  • Budget: Hospital bed mattresses vary in price, so choose one that fits within your budget while meeting the patient’s needs.
  • Size: Ensure the mattress fits the hospital bed properly and will be the right size for the room.
  • Weight Capacity: Check the weight capacity of the mattress to ensure it can support the patient’s weight.
  • Risk Assessment: Conduct a risk assessment to determine the patient’s risk of pressure ulcers and choose a mattress accordingly.

It’s important to make an informed purchase regarding hospital mattresses to avoid purchasing the wrong product. Consult with one of our representatives as well as your healthcare provider to determine the most suitable mattress for a specific patient’s needs. Reach out and a member of our team would be happy to guide you through the selection process.

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Hospital Bed Mattresses Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a hospital bed mattress?

A hospital bed mattress is a specialized mattress designed for use in hospital beds. It is engineered to provide comfort and support for patients who spend extended periods in bed, such as those recovering from surgery or managing chronic illnesses.

2. What types of hospital bed mattresses are available?

Hospital bed mattresses come in various types, including foam mattresses, air mattresses, gel mattresses, and hybrid mattresses. The choice depends on the patient’s needs and medical condition.

3. Why are hospital bed mattresses different from regular mattresses?

Hospital bed mattresses are designed to address specific healthcare needs, such as pressure relief, infection control, and durability. They often have features that are not found in standard household mattresses.

4. What is pressure ulcer prevention, and how does a hospital mattress help with it?

Pressure ulcer prevention involves minimizing pressure on vulnerable areas of the body to prevent the development of bedsores or pressure ulcers. Hospital bed mattresses are engineered to redistribute pressure and reduce the risk of pressure sores.

5. How often should a hospital bed mattress be replaced?

The lifespan of a hospital bed mattress varies depending on factors like the quality of the mattress, frequency of use, and the patient’s weight. Generally, they should be replaced every 5 to 7 years or sooner if they show signs of wear or damage.

6. Can I use a regular mattress on a hospital bed?

It is not recommended to use a regular household mattress on a hospital bed, as they are not designed for the unique needs of patients. Hospital bed mattresses provide better support, pressure redistribution, and infection control.

7. How do I clean and maintain a hospital bed mattress?

Cleaning and maintenance instructions may vary depending on the type of mattress. Generally, most hospital bed mattresses come with waterproof covers that can be wiped down for easy cleaning. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance.

8. Can hospital bed mattresses accommodate bariatric patients?

Yes, there are bariatric hospital bed mattresses designed specifically for larger patients. These mattresses have higher weight capacities and provide extra support.

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