The proper pressure reduction mattress is the other part of the solution. Depending upon the weight and the need will determine the mattress that would be best for your needs. Here are just a few choices, I can work with you to find the proper match

A special dry pressure mattress designed for Facilities, Long Term Care and Sleep Centers that has a weight capacity of 750 lbs. or 1000 lbs. and is constructed so that the mattress is comfortable for any weight patient... a very special pressure reducing mattress.

This patented support surface design was developed by Span-America in the late 1980s in conjunction with Dr. Thomas Krouskop of the Baylor School of Medicine. Computer-guided equipment is used to cut foam into a geometric pattern of supportive cubes that are undercut with an open channel, for a true pressure relief mattress.

pressure reduduction mattress   Pressure Mattress

Unlike flat or convoluted ("egg crate") foam, these individual cubes allow the surface to conform to the body and accommodate bony prominences, redistributing pressure across the support surface. This minimizes the pulling of the skin and tissue over bony prominences, thereby offsetting the harmful effects of shearing forces.

The "Ring of Air" helps to disperse heat and moisture away from the body and out into the atmosphere. The channel also assists in pressure management by providing, in effect, a layer of air between two layers of foam to enhance conformance of the foam to the body, creating a true pressure reducing surface.

Powerful Results - Without Power! Sound impossible? With a standard static air system, it is, but the PressureGuard CFT is truly different. It uses patented Constant Force Technology™ to automatically adjust the mattress's network of interconnected air cylinders and elasticized reservoirs to the appropriate, therapeutic levels for each patient, regardless of their weight or position on the surface. Delivers customized pressure reduction comparable to low air loss, while providing patient with a stable surface to maximize functional ability and maintain safe positions.

Alternating pressure mattress Next Generation-Power Alternating Pressure or Lateral Rotation at the Flip of A Switch! With its two distinct therapy modes, the Pressure Guard APM2 gives you twice the treatment options. Twice the flexibility. Twice the value.
Pressure Relief mattress With the latest technology you can have it all, this is the only mattress that will have the options to change with the flip of a switch and is available in different widths and can accommodate a Bariatric Patient. For the lighter weight you can adjust for any desired firmness.
alternating air pressure mattress Change instantly and easily from alternating pressure to basic lateral rotation with a single, recessed toggle switch. Requires no disconnecting or exchanging of air lines.
Pressure Relief mattress And, when ordered with the new Deluxe control unit, the APM2 offers even more value. The "Static" button parks the unit in powered flotation mode, temporarily suspending rotation/alternating pressure to facilitate feeding, transfers, dressing changes, etc. The "Low Pressure" indicator light gives users at-a-glance assurance of proper function.

dry pressure mattress Fighting Ulcers? The Volkner Company is recognized internationally as specializing in this type of Special mattresses manufactured in the U.S.A. For the patient that needs turning every 2 hours, this company has the right answer in all weight capacities and widths to accommodate any size bed and can make special sizes. Turning mattress; or turning mattress overlays and mattress replacements for the Prevention and treatment of bed sores, (pressure sores, decubiti), and as an aid in mobilizing pulmonary secretions. If you are faced with a Bariatric Patient that needs turning this is the Hi-Tec unit that will handle your problem and the top weight capacity is 1000 lbs. Different styles are available. The patient that is no more than 275 lbs., an overlay standard 36 hospital size would be a good choice. This is truly 3 inches of pure magic. Different models handle different needs. Full mattress replacements for all weights and sizes are available.

The most important purchase of all equipment is the bed and mattress. If more time is spent in bed than out of bed, the more comfortable the patient, the faster they will respond to treatment.

There are many different surfaces available; Alternating Air Pressure Mattresses with and without Low Air Loss, Overlays for the lighter weight patient or full mattress replacements with Hi Tech pumps with many optional settings. Lateral Rotation for treatment of bed Sores. For the person confined to bed there is a very special air pressure mattress that has a Fowler position for seat inflation when head is elevated. The air will continue to work throughout the head and the bottom but not where the bed bends. This prevents bottoming out and having to keep changing to a flat position to get the air working properly.

This website has lots of information all in one place, for Facilities and the Homecare patient also what is needed for the Caregiver as well as the patient.

Making things easier for everyone is what this site is all about. You can always contact me and I will be ready to work with you and help you with your choices.


Call Today! You'll Be Glad You Did!


Elaine Latham
Equipment Specialist

All product images shown are made in the USA