Patients with limited mobility, or with a high risk of pressure ulcer or bed sores, could often benefit from a static foam pressure relief mattress. By spreading the weight of the user over a larger surface area, static foam pressure mattresses reduce the pressure on any single point of the body, therefore reducing the risk of a patient developing any pressure ulcers. These foam mattresses are designed for use at home, or in care environments.
These are the most basic type of pressure relief mattress, and are ideal for those at a lower risk of developing pressure ulcers. For those at higher risk it is worth looking at an alternating air pressure mattress or a hybrid foam/air pressure mattress.
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