Mattress elevator £499
Operated with a simple to use hand control, this electrically powered mattress elevator gives independence to those who have difficulty in raising and lowering themselves in bed. Being adjustable in width to suit beds of all sizes the Rest-Easy is easy to install using colour coded straps which fit under the mattress to secure it to the bed. This is a very robust elevator which has been tested to take patients of weights up to 255 kilos.
The emergency batteries allow up to 3 operations in the event of power failure and uses a simple hand control for operation. The elevator is suitable for all bed types.
Compression abscess are normally a common issue with sick people spending a great amount of period of time located in bed. Decreased mobility, increased period of time devoted in just one position, and changed nutritional value leads to these particular patients being prime targets to get body skin problems along with sores establishing.
Mattress sores as well as ulcerations are very painful. As a health care giver, among the most useful actions one can do is normally to manage to keep the person comfy and to prevent sores from developing in the very first place.
Moving somebody who is bed bound is undoubtedly the very essential activity you can easily do to prevent pressure ulcers from occurring. Routine turning alternates areas of pressure at bony locations of the physical body, including the lower spine, waist, elbows, and heel bone.
You ought to plan on moving the individual virtually every 2 hours, rotating between the right and left sides and laying them flat upon their back. Every 2 hrs is generally ideal but in the event that you and the person are slumbering conveniently, leave well enough alone. If they do wake you up during the middle of the night for whatever reason, do take such opportunities to turn them.
Anytime you're settling them in the bed, cushions are extremely helpful.
Use one under the spine to prop them to one side and then placing a pillow between their knees. Utilize a separate pillow beneath the ankle joints to leave the heels hovering without restraint off the bed. The very same applies to somebody having to spend considerable time in a recliner armchair, shifting them on a regular basis is essential. Here, compatible back wedges and seating cushions could really help.
Clearly employing the right type of mattress intended for the bed is certainly necessary in addition to having a non rough and breathable mattress topper that's conveniently removed.
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