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About Gel Support Surfaces - Gel Wheelchair Cushions, Gel Overlays, Gel Mattresses


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Gel is used in wheelchair seating and mattresses to redistribute pressure and improve comfort for the prevention of pressure ulcers and the treatment of Stage I and Stage II pressure ulcers. Gel is a static (non-powered) material which requires that the user is able to reposition themselves or be regularly repositioned by a care-giver. Gel is an excellent material for the prevention of pressure ulcers for those or are at moderate risk of developing pressure ulcers.
To ensure the quality, durability, health and safety of the gel support surfaces we offer, all are manufacturered in the US by Blue Chip Medical Products or Crown Medical Products. from materials sourced from US manufacturers. This ensures adhearance to the strictest US medical standards.

Therapeutic benefits of gel 
  1. Redistributes pressure
  2. Conforms to the body's bony prominences
  3. Improves comfort
  4. Prevention of pressure ulcers
  5. Treatment of early stage pressure ulcers

When to consider a gel mattress, overlay or cushion
  • To provide improved comfort over foam
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers
  • Treatment of stage I and stage II pressure ulcers
  • User is either mobile, can reposition themselves or be repositioned regularly
  • For those who are at moderate risk of developing pressure ulcers
  • For those who are moderate risk for skin breakdown
  • To replace a hospital mattress
  • To overlay an existing hospital mattress
  • To prevent ulcers in geri-chair recliners, lift chairs or home recliners


Links to Comforts Best gel cushions & mattresses

Gel Mattresses & Gel Mattress Overlays

Gel Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Cushions

Gel Geri-Chair Recliner Overlays



When to Consider alternative materials / therapies to gel

  • No ulcer and want maximum skin protection: Self adjusting air, Alternating Pressure Pads or cushions, Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss
  • No ulcer and not able to reposition without assistance: Alternating Pressure Pads or cushions, Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss
  • Stage I or stage II at higher risk of skin breakdown: Alternating Pressure Pads, Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss
  • Stage III & Stage IV:  Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss, Air Fluidized Therapy

Our cushions and mattresses are manufactured using a variety of therapeutic gels and technologies including:

  • Highly viscous Soft-Flo™ Gel
  • Gel-Flex™ semi-solid gel
  • Geometic Gel
  • Gel infused foams
  • Gel-Flex™ Channel


For assistance call a Comforts Best care specialist from 8am - 8pm nationwide at 888 450-0045.