In elderly care, residents tend to spend a lot of time in bed. Being immobile in bed for extended periods can increase the risk of pressure injuries and tissue damage.
Selecting a bed and mattress for individual needs is the key to good quality care for the resident. A height-adjustable, electric profiling bed can help some residents to maintain their level of independence, and in assisted routines it enables the carer to work at a correct working height and eliminates manual repositioning routines.
A range of specially designed mattresses is available to match residents' requirements for comfort and pressure redistribution. For more information on mattresses, please visit Therapeutic Support Systems.