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Bariatric Bath Bench for those on the Heavy Side

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The effectiveness of the FAWSSit portable shower system

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Handicap toilet grab bars -Firmgrip Grab Bars 16 inch

Handicap toilet grab bars -Firmgrip Grab Bars 16 inch Read the rest of this entry

Choosing The Right Pads And Overlay For Mattress

There are a lot of different kinds of mattress overlays and it depends on exactly what you’re in need of as to which one would be best for your situation.

The most common of the overlays are filled with water, air, or gel. All three have their benefits for the bed-bound patient or for a person who is mobile but who does spend the majority of his or her time in bed.

If you are the caregiver for a person in this condition – whether that person is a relative or someone you are being paid to care for – you want that person to be comfortable and well-cared-for. There are a lot of ways to do this, and one of the best is through the use of an overlay for mattress. But which one should you buy – water, air, or gel?

A popular water overlay is the Hydr-O-Ease Flotation Mattress Overlay. These can be purchased in both gel and water varieties for about $76 or $62 respectively. This particular bed overlay works well for home care, but it can also be used in nursing homeois and in hospitals, both for therapeutic treatment and for pressure relief.

The sleeping surface is comfortable and there is one big benefit with this overlay – it doesn’t have that wave effect and rocking problem that is usually found in most water mattresses. It also won’t easily leak because the seams are heat sealed and then electronically tested.
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