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Pressure Relief Mattress / Pressure Relieving Mattress

Browse the selection of pressure relief mattresses for home bed-bound and hospital patient care. Pressure relieving mattresses are an essential part of patient care, and help to alleviate discomfort and provide preventative measures to combat bed sores, pain, and more. If you or a loved one are in need of a pressure reduction mattress, check out our inventory of pressure relief mattresses that can keep you safe, dry, and comfortable. Read More...

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How do Pressure Relief Mattresses Work?

Pressure relief mattresses work by helping to alleviate pressure on numerous points of a person’s body at once. There are multiple types of pressure relieving mattresses on the market, and each provides a level of pressure point support. A pressure relief mattress for a hospital bed is often made of individual cells that are placed together and connected with an air system that controls just how firm or soft they are. While these higher-end mattresses provide advanced relief from pressure ulcers (as well as helping to prevent them), some users may also benefit by using a mattress that provides a smaller amount or even moderate pressure relief. 

If a user is looking for a lower-end mattress, they can choose one of our foam hospital mattresses designed to lower pressure and increase a patient’s comfort. Medical-grade foam pressure relieving mattresses for hospital beds are an affordable solution, and they are made with certain specifications that regular and standard mattresses aren’t made with. Hospital pressure point relief mattresses are designed with multiple layers, all of which have their own proprietary features, to help redistribute weight evenly throughout the entire mattress. They are also designed to cushion and envelope the patient lying in them for hours at a time. 

Benefits of Pressure Relief Mattresses

Pressure mattresses, of course, offer pressure relief that can help to eliminate and decrease the amount of (as well as the chance of developing) bed sores. They also have many other features to help bedridden patients and bed-bound home users who are using them on their hospital beds. Other benefits that pressure relief mattresses provide include: 

Increased Internal Organ Function

Those who are completely immobilized live at a higher risk of organ failure due to their lack of motion. Those who suffer from chronic diseases or disorders that render them 100% paralyzed can choose a model that provides the ability to be rotated and repositioned electronically. The increased motion and circulation that these pressure care mattresses can provide serves to help alleviate symptoms that our organs face when a patient is stationary. Since humans weren’t designed to be immobilized, these benefits can emphatically improve quality of life and health. 

Increased Circulation & Reduced Pain

The increased circulation of a pressure relief mattress provides a lot more than just improved organ function – it also helps users experience less pain. Most patients who are bedridden suffer from chronic pain of the joints and bones, since they experience more muscle atrophy combined with high amounts of swelling due to their condition. Having an airflow mattress or even a foam pressure release mattress can help to reduce inflammation as it promotes healthy blood flow to not only the organs, but also the muscles and bones. This results in a significant increase in pain relief for many patients. 

Less Fatigue & Easier Transfers for Partially Mobile Patients

Some patients who choose pressure care mattresses are still able to move around mostly on their own. These patients may not be able to sit up easily or actually stand, but they are able to have some support in order to roll over in bed or even do what they can during transfers to their transport or electric wheelchair. The ability to help rotate patients and adjust them, when combined with a hospital bed, make it much easier for caregivers to reposition the patients. Clearly, this can help reduce fatigue of both the patient and the caregiver during their transfers. 

Less Sweating and Moisture Control

Low air loss mattresses push air out of them at a constant rate. Because of this, they provide maximum relief from sweating and allow more moisture control than other hospital mattresses. Alternating pressure mattresses are able to provide users with a dry pressure mattress because they are made of individual cells with air gaps in them, and, actually, the covers themselves are made of materials that wick away sweat and moisture. 

Antimicrobial Properties

One of the best things about pressure relief mattresses is that they are extremely easy to clean. Regular cleaning of a patient’s mattress needs to be done to ensure proper sanitation and to keep both the user and the surrounding caregivers in a safe environment. The materials are easy to wipe down and make dry, to provide a sanitary air mattress for the patient at all times. 

Another benefit of the materials themselves is that they are antibacterial. The plastic is not only easy to clean (as mentioned above), but also helps to reduce the amount of time that viral and bacterial agents will exist on them. It has been proven that certain plastic-like materials can actually reduce the amount of time that a virus or bacteria can stay alive on the surface; this means that these materials are resilient and tough when it comes to combating germs. 

All mattresses have their own properties when it comes to being hypoallergenic. Whether they are made of a cellulose foam to relieve pressure sores or a polymer plastic (such as that of a low air loss mattresses), these mattresses are made with an eye toward preventing an allergic reaction. For this reason, materials like latex are not used. When a patient has an allergic reaction to the materials on a bed, they are more prone to infection and can even develop bedsores regardless of the model’s intended pressure relief benefits. 

Variable Prices

Depending on the material and the type of mattress that a person needs, all of our mattresses’ prices vary. Certain features are likely to cause an increase in the price of a mattress, but here at AvaCare Medical, we try to always make sure that a mattress is reasonably priced so that it remains in our customers’ budgets. Innerspring and foam mattresses can cost as low as $100, while the higher-priced mattresses (such as alternating pressure mattresses and low loss mattresses) can cost upwards of around $6,000. Depending on the pressure relief mattress system that is needed, our mattresses can cost above $10,000, for the most expensive models.

 

All of our mattresses come with free, fast shipping! If you have any questions or concerns, we’re only a phone call away at 1-877-813-7799. Give us a call or email us today; our care team is looking forward to being in touch with you!