Pressure Care – Mattresses

Pressure ulcers are an injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when an area of skin is placed under pressure. They are sometimes known as “bedsores” or “pressure sores”. Pressure ulcers can range in severity from patches of discoloured skin to open wounds that expose the underlying bone or muscle.
Pressure ulcers can develop when a large amount of pressure is applied to an area of skin over a short period of time. They can also occur when less pressure is applied over a longer period of time.The extra pressure disrupts the flow of blood through the skin. Without a blood supply, the affected skin becomes starved of oxygen and nutrients, and begins to break down, leading to an ulcer forming. Pressure ulcers tend to affect people with health conditions that make it difficult to move, especially those confined to lying in a bed or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Conditions that affect the flow of blood through the body, such as type 2 diabetes, can also make a person more vulnerable to pressure ulcers.
Pressure ulcers can be unpleasant, upsetting and challenging to treat. Therefore, a range of techniques is used to prevent them developing in the first place. These include:
•regularly changing a person’s position
•using equipment to protect vulnerable parts of the body – such as specially designed mattresses and cushions
Care-Ability Healthcare’s range of Pressure Care equipment helps to prevent pressure ulcers when used in conjunction with essential nursing care. Education, clinical judgement and action based planning based on vulnerability are fundamental factors in the prevention of pressure ulcers.

Our Most popular products

Air-flo 5

Alternating Overlay Mattress - Medium to High Risk - 160Kg

A medium to high risk overlay mattress offering pressure relief, complimented by an easy to use comfort control. The three head cells stay static to support a comfortable head position. The bi-elastic Techmaflex cover accentuates the pressure relief by conforming to the alternating cells. This mattress is suitable for people at a medium to high risk of developing pressure ulcers. Should be accompanied with an underlay mattress.

Standard pump: Analogue settings, with audio-visual alarm and constant low pressure function.
Advance pump: Digital settings, with audio-visual alarm and constant low pressure function, also coming with adjustable cycle-time and auto-firm facility
Acute pump: Digital weight settings, and adjustable cycle time, constant low pressure function, alarm reset and seating pressure setting. It also has three separate audio/visual alarms for power fail, cycle fault and low pressure. This pump is also lockable

Air-Flo 5 +

Alternating Replacement Mattress - High Risk - 150Kg

The Air Flo 5+ is a high risk full replacement mattress, using 1-in-2 alternating pressure therapy, complimented by a high density visco-foam. This product is suitable for those at high risk of developing pressure ulcers. The three head cells stay static to support a comfortable head position. With a Techmaflex cover washable at 95 degrees and with welded seams this is an excellent mattress from an infection control point of view. This is particularly useful in there is a risk of power failure, as even if the mattress deflated the patient will not be lying directly on the bed frame. The spare parts for the Air-Flo systems are extremely inexpensive meaning that the lifetime costs of these mattresses is incredibly low.

Standard pump: Analogue settings, with audio-visual alarm and constant low pressure function.
Advance pump: Digital settings, with audio-visual alarm and constant low pressure function, also coming with adjustable cycle-time and auto-firm facility.
Acute pump: Digital weight settings, and adjustable cycle time, constant low pressure function, alarm reset and seating pressure setting. It also has three seperate audio/visual alarms for power fail, cycle fault and low pressure. This pump is also lockable.

Air-Flo 8

Alternating Replacement Mattress - Very High Risk - 175Kg

The Airflo 8, a clinically effective, high-risk replacement mattress which is cost effective to purchase, durable and reliable. Comfortable for the user and simple to use for carers, this is an easily serviceable product with very inexpensive spare parts and a long warranty period of 3 years for the mattress.
A product which means you no longer have to choose between the best quality and the best price! This is a very high risk replacement mattress suitable for hospital or care environment. Using a Techmaflex cover which is washable at 95 degrees, TPU cells and a hard wearing base cover with walls to maintain a good structural integrity we are able to offer a 3 year warranty on the Air-Flo 8 mattress. The pump comes encased in a durable plastic moulding and comes with a 1 year warranty. The Air-Flo 8 mattress uses tried and tested 1-in-2 cell technology and is suitable for nursing of patients at very high risk of developing pressure ulcers, or for people who have existing pressure damage. This mattress also has clip in cells meaning that any punctures to the cells are very easy to change. The spare parts for the Air-Flo systems are extremely inexpensive meaning that the lifetime costs of these mattresses is incredibly low.
Standard pump: Analogue settings, with audio-visual alarm and constant low pressure function.
Advance pump: Digital settings, with audio-visual alarm and constant low pressure function, also coming with adjustable cycle-time and auto-firm facility.
Acute pump: Digital weight settings, and adjustable cycle time, constant low pressure function, alarm reset and seating pressure setting. It also has three separate audio/visual alarms for power fail, cycle fault and low pressure. This pump is also lockable .

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Air-Flo Eco

Alternating Replacement Mattress - Very High Risk

The Air-Flo Eco is a budget option high risk full replacement mattress. A basic version of the Air-Flo 8 mattress with stitched seams, standard attachment nylon PVC cells and a single skin base sheet.

This is a very high risk replacement mattress suitable for the home care environment. Using a Techmaflex cover which is washable at 95 degrees and offering a 1 year warranty. The pump comes encased in a durable plastic moulding and comes with a 1 year warranty. The Air-Flo Eco mattress uses tried and tested 1-in-2 cell technology and is suitable for nursing of patients at very high risk of developing pressure ulcers, or for people who have existing pressure damage. As standard this mattress would be used with a basic Air-Flo 8 pump to keep purchase price to a minimum, but can be upgraded to either the Advance or Acute pumps.
The spare parts for the Air-Flo systems are extremely inexpensive meaning that the lifetime costs of these mattresses is incredibly low.

Standard pump: Analogue settings, with audio-visual alarm and constant low pressure function.
Advance pump: Digital settings, with audio-visual alarm and constant low pressure function, also coming with adjustable cycle-time and auto-firm facility.
Acute pump: Digital weight settings, and adjustable cycle time, constant low pressure function, alarm reset and seating pressure setting. It also has three separate audio/visual alarms for power fail, cycle fault and low pressure. This pump is also lockable.

Air-Flo Bari

Alternating Replacement Mattress - Very High Risk

The Air-Flo Bari means you no longer have to choose between the best quality and the best price!

This is a bariatric, very high risk replacement mattress suitable for hospital or home care environment. Using a strong hard wearing bi-elastic cover which is washable at 70 degrees, with durable nylon PVC cells and a hard wearing base cover with walls to maintain a good structural integrity we are able to offer a 2 year warranty on the Air-Flo Bari mattress.
The pump comes encased in a durable plastic moulding and comes with a 1 year warranty. The Air-Flo Bari mattress uses tried and tested 1-in-2 cell technology and is suitable for nursing of patients at very high risk of developing pressure ulcers, or for people who have existing pressure damage.

This mattress is available in two widths (107cm and 122cm) and has a weight capacity of 300kg/47.25.

The spare parts for the Air-Flo systems are extremely inexpensive meaning that the lifetime costs of these mattresses is incredibly low.
Bari pump: digital weight settings, and adjustable cycle time, constant low pressure function, alarm reset and seating pressure setting. It also has three separate audio/visual alarms for power fail, cycle fault and low pressure. This pump is also lockable.

Flexi-Form

Visco Foam Replacement Mattress - 195Kg

The Flexi-form pressure reducing mattress features a high-density visco-elastic foam surface inlay, ideal for delivering exceptional patient comfort and a high level of pressure redistribution. The temperature sensitive foam conforms to the individual's shape, creating a greater body contact area and offering effective pressure reduction.
High specification foam contributes to an effective pressure ulcer prevention plan.
Internal air channels in the foam's surface help to reduce the build up of heat and moisture to the skin
Smooth multi-stretch, vapour-permeable cover allows the patient to glide over the surface of the mattress
Individually castellated cells conform independently, allowing the mattress to profile effectively.

Infection Prevention Waterproof, vapour permeable cover can be easily wiped clean High frequency welded seams reduce the risk of fluid ingress Zip is protected by a double sided, full length welded flap Cover can be removed and laundered at 95ºC .
Manufactured to European Standards: BS EN 597-1 Cig, BS EN 597-2 Match, BS7177: 1996 Crib Source

Flexi-Care

High Specification Foam Replacement Mattress - High Risk 195kg

The Flexi-care Mattress is a high specification mattress designed to meet the demands of the community and acute healthcare environment. Practical and durable, the Flexi-care mattress delivers exceptional levels of comfort and pressure reduction, suitable for those considered to be at High Risk of developing pressure ulcers.
The Flexi-care features a unique contoured pad, constructed from 'keyhole cut' castellated foam cells, which move independently to provide excellent patient comfort, reduce shear and friction and optimise pressure reduction, which allows excellent conformity when profiled on electric bed frames.
The polyurethane cover is resistant to fluid ingress. This is a waterproof multi-stretch cover with high frequency welded seams and a full length flap concealing the zip. These features combine to effectively reduce the potential of fluid entering into the mattress. The base of the mattress features a toughened PU coating to protect the longevity of the mattress.
Manufactured to European Standards: BS EN 597-1 Cig, BS EN 597-2, BS7177: 1996 Crib Source 5

Homecare Community Mattress

Community Foam, Replacement Mattress - Low to Medium Risk 175Kg

The Community Homecare Mattress is a high specification replacement mattress, designed to meet the demands of care in the community or care home environment. This is a practical and durable product, which delivers exceptional levels of comfort and is suitable for those considered to be at low to medium risk of developing pressure ulcers. This mattress features a unique contoured pad, constructed from 'keyhole cut' castellated foam cells, which move independently to provide excellent patient comfort, reduce shear and friction and optimise pressure reduction, which allows excellent conformity when profiled on an electric bed. The polyurethane cover is resistant to fluid ingress. This is a waterproof multi-stretch cover with sewn seams and a full length flap concealing the zip. These features combine to effectively reduce the potential of fluid entering into the mattress. Manufactured to European Standards: BS EN 597-1 Cig, BS EN 597-2, BS7177: 1996 Crib Source 5.

Underlay Mattress

This is a 2" foam which is ideal to be used in conjunction with an overlay mattress. This reduces the overall height of the mattress surface which is a benefit both in a low bed where somebody is at risk of falls, or in a standard nursing bed where the user is protected by bedside rails.

Softform Premier

High Specification Replacement Mattress - Very High Risk - 247Kg

A high specification pressure redistributing mattress featuring a Strikethrough Resistant Technology (SRT) cover with a unique contoured insert pad constructed from 'keyhole cut' foam cells which move independently to provide excellent patient comfort, and reduce shear and friction.

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Softform Premier Active 2

High Specification Hybrid Replacement Mattress - Very High Risk

A 'hybrid' high specification pressure redistributing surface with SRT provides a 'Very High Risk' static support surface that can be stepped up to a dynamic surface by connecting a discreet pump to the air insert, transforming the mattress to an alternating surface and delivering additional levels of pressure relief

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