Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Sleeping on a Care Home Mattress: A Complete Guide

A care home mattress is a pressure care mattress designed to provide support, comfort and reduce the risk of pressure ulcers for residents. They are vital for supporting the comfort of care home residents that are searching for a great night’s sleep. Moreover, these mattresses ensure pressure area care is managed simultaneously, reducing the risk of pains and further health complications.


What’s the best care home mattress for different patients and residents?

Depending on the assessed risk level of the resident they will be provided either a Foam Mattress, with varying degrees of pressure enhancement features, or an Air Mattress, which is a higher specification for more at-risk residents.

Foam mattresses are made from, you guessed it, foam. The foam can be one continuous piece of foam or a variety of foam with different densities, Cuts are made in the foam to enhance the profiling when used on a profiling bed. This helps limits discomfort and stress on key pressure points such as heels, back of the head, shoulders, sacrum and other bony prominences. 

As you’ve probably guessed as well, air mattresses can tackle similar health complications but are instead mainly composed of pockets of air inside the material. All these products and their features help to alleviate pressure in certain ‘at risk’ parts of the body.


What health complications can they help with?

Pressure mattresses are frequently used to avoid or treat pressure ulcers. Their ability to redistribute and envelop a person’s body means it can reduce the risks associated with immobility. This their main purpose: to treat discomfort from pressure ulcers whilst preventing further health complications associated with sleeping and resting. 


What can a good night’s sleep achieve?

Because of how they target common sleeping problems concerning physical health, care home mattresses can be vastly more comfortable to sleep on for many residents. Indeed, they allow many to get a much better night’s sleep. This helps improve concentration and memory formation, allows your body to repair any cell damage that occurred during the day, and refreshes your immune system. In turn, all of this combined can even contribute to preventing disease in many care home residents. 


What does Renray provide?

Our Care Home Mattress Range goes from a basic 1-piece foam product up to top specification dynamic air mattresses and everything in between. That’s why Renray has been a trusted name in the health care furniture sector for more than 50 years!


Overall, a care home mattress might very well be the answer to the sleeping difficulties of your patients. If you have any questions or queries, feel free Contact Us for our advice.


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