Because of the problems with sensation and movement that are often a component of multiple sclerosis, people with the disease often require special mattresses to keep them safe from developing bed sores and other skin problems. What should a person with MS consider when buying a mattress?Read More
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:36:33 PM America/New_York
Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:08:28 PM America/New_York
Patients who receive home dialysis are at risk of developing pressure sores.
Pressure sores are areas of injured skin and tissue caused by sitting in one position for too long. In the case of a home dialysis patient, the duration of treatment often requires individuals to sit in a recliner from three to five hours, frequent position changes are needed to prevent skin damage. However, this is not always possible with less mobile or older patients. Pressure ulcers can occur when the blood supply to the skin or underlying tissue is disrupted for a short period of time by the increase in pressure. When a change in position doesn't occur often enough a pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcers often occurs. There are several ways to prevent skin breakdown during dialysis.Read More
Sunday, February 28, 2016 11:22:17 AM America/New_York
Alternating Pressure Mattress Systems - Rent vs Buy?
Health care professionals recognize Alternating Pressure with Low AIr Loss as the prime therapy for prevention and treatment of bed sores. They prescribe alternating pressure mattress systems with low air loss to their patients. This leaves patients faced with the choice of Renting or Buying.Read More
Sunday, July 19, 2015 2:26:14 AM America/New_York
We take calls quite often from people requesting a Lateral Rotation Mattress System when what they really need is an Alternating Pressure Mattress System. What is the difference? And which is the right choice for your needs.Read More
Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:38:03 PM America/New_York
People who spend long periods of time in a hospital recliner or geri chair are at a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, which are preventable can: develop quickly, are often difficult to treat and can be very dangerous if not treated properly. Unfortunately insurance will only pay for the most basic skin protection which leaves those who need it most at highest risk.Read More
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:39:57 AM America/New_York
So you have a super comfortable mattress, expensive silk linens, a wonderfully soft blanket and the perfect pillow....and you still are not getting a good night's sleep. You are not alone. Here is one crucial factor to help you sleep better.Read More
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 8:19:00 AM America/New_York
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