TAKE THE GUESSWORK & STRESS OUT OF PREVENTING OR TREATING BEDSORES AT HOME
I hear my mother's words ringing in my head. Through her thick Brooklyn accent, she used to say "a hospital is no place for a sick person". I never knew what she meant until I got older and became her caregiver. Her wisdom was gained from the challenges she faced as a caregiver for her mother.
That statement was not meant to dissuade anyone from going to the hospital when needed. It was her way of saying "Home is where the Health is". No one takes better care of you than someone who loves you. She knew from her experience, being home she'd be comfortable, at ease, more likely to mend, and likely less likely to contract a dangerous infection such as MRSA of Staph.
CARING FOR A SPOUSE OR PARENT AT HOME IS A LABOR OF LOVE.
Whether you've exchanged vows to care and love each other in sickness and in health or the child of an ailing parent, you may become a caregiver. Due to a life-altering disease, injury, aging, or any condition that limits mobility, a loved one is thrust into the role of a caregiver. This can happen unexpectedly. Most are unprepared to become a caregiver. There are no crash courses, Cliff Notes, or Caregiving for Dummy's books. The internet offers limited resources often leading to more questions than answers. So you start calling around for answers to quickly find additional frustration. It's up to the caregiver to overcome all these obstacles. They must figure out on their own what medical equipment is needed, and how to care for their loved one at home.
PREVENT & TREAT BEDSORES AT HOME
One of the most important factors in caregiving at home is keeping the skin healthy. Preventing bedsores is essential for overall health. However, treating painful bedsores is essential to prevent a potentially fatal infection. To be effective, family caregivers must turn the patient every two hours, 24 hours a day, to prevent bedsores. The loss of sleep is devasting to both the patient and the family caregiver. Hospitals prevent and treat pressure injuries by the use of an alternating pressure mattress with low air loss. These systems effectively replicate the patient turning done by the caregiver every 10 minutes to keep the skin healthy. But these systems can be complex, require knowledge and consistent pump adjustments throughout the day to work optimally.
Automated alternating pressure low air loss mattress systems improve care and take the stress and guesswork out of preventing or treating bed sores at home.
New medical mattress technologies that automatically adjust to the patient, make it possible to provide hospital-quality care at home. The Adapt Pro Elite™ by Blue Chip Medical Products removes the guesswork and stress out of maintaining healthy skin. This advanced mattress system offers patient sensing technology features that automatically measure and monitor the patient. Adapt Pro, actively provides a constant optimal therapeutic environment to prevent skin breakdown. The Adapt Pro Elite™ does not require consistent pump adjustments for patient comfort and skin protection. Adapt Pro Elite™ takes the work, guessing, and stress out of treating or preventing pressure ulcers at home.
Adapt Pro Elite's™ Automated and Advanced Care Features:
- Automatic Fowler Adjustment - Detects the degree of incline at the head of the bed and adjusts the mattress pressures to prevent patients from sinking. This keeps patients more comfortable, provides an optimal therapeutic surface, and relieves the caregiver from making constant manual pump adjustments.
- Patient Sensing Technology - Automatically monitors, measures, and adjusts mattress pressures every two hours to keep the patient comfortable and receiving optimal care.
- Low Air Loss Cover - A unique feature that effectively provides more effective low air loss therapy to control heat and moisture. Additionally, this allows more ingress into the mattress and more adjustable comfort.
- Static Care Mode - A care mode for patient safety that eliminates the worry of accidentally leaving the system in static mode.
Patient sensing automation makes caring for a loved one at home better for the patient and easier for the caregiver.
About the Author:
Jeff Adise has worked in the wound care industry for over 25 years. He is a product specialist and the developer of innovative therapeutic support surfaces for the treatment and healing of Stages I-IV pressure injuries in home recliners, lift chairs, wheelchairs, and beds. His innovative products are recommended for use by wound care specialists, physicians, caregivers, disease-related organizations for conditions such as ALS, across the US. In addition, Jeff is currently collaborating with a team of Doctors and Ph.D. researchers to develop and gain FDA approval for a groundbreaking new topical drug. The promising new drug has been shown to greatly improve the quality and speed of wound healing while reducing infection.
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