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How to Choose a Therapeutic Foam Hospital Bed Mattress
For a patient who is spending hours a day in a hospital bed at home, the comfort of their mattress is all- important! Not only does it allow the patient to get the uninterrupted rest they need, but the right mattress prevents the onset of complications like skin-breakdown (bedsores). The bottom-of-the-line mattress’ most insurance companies supply with their beds offer little comfort and no protection against such things. Consider purchasing a replacement mattress and finally get a good night’s sleep!
Look for these features as you decide on the model that’s perfect for your needs.
What is your weight? Therapeutic foam mattresses have weight capacities from 300 to 500 lbs. Choose a weight capacity of at least 20 – 25% more than your actual weight.
Look at the foam-layer construction. Mattresses will combine sections of softer foam in areas that touch points on the body where pressure issues are the most common, with more resilient foam around the edges. Some mattresses even have a “Heel Slope” to take the pressure point off the back of the heel and allow a slight bend to the knees.
Make sure you get a moisture resistant cover. Some incorporate anti-microbial features to help keep the mattress germ-free. Many zip- off for easy cleaning.
We can help you select the best mattress for your comfort and budget! Call our Product Experts at 1-800-850-0335.