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Management of Pressure Ulcers with Adjustable Beds

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When either you or someone close to you needs to remain in bed for a considerable period of time either to aid recovery after an illness or operation, for long term comfort in the later stages of life or due to the fact they are permanently bed ridden, you will undoubtedly be aware of the risk of pressure ulcers. To avoid the discomfort of such a condition, adjustable beds combined with a regular turning device is the very best solution. Here at Geniecare, we provide products to enhance comfort and mobility and our ToTo turning device has proved incredibly beneficial in reducing the risk, and treatment of pressure ulcers.

The ToTo device is a unique, lateral turning system that can be fitted to any single bed underneath the existing mattress. The nature of this specialist equipment makes it suitable for both clinical environments and those remaining at home.

This new approach to night time turning or 2 hourly turning greatly aids both patient and carer in the treatment of pressure ulcers through gently moving the user. The ToTo has proven so beneficial that it is now being used in major teaching hospitals.

Different settings allow the carer and user to choose the frequency at which to be moved; this is highly advantageous when wishing to leave a patient sleeping as a very gentle lift can last for up to 2 hours, operating with minimal noise.

When a person needs to remain in bed for extended periods of time, it isn’t just physical wellbeing that needs to be addressed. If a loved one is confined to one area of the house, try to ensure they have home comforts around them to make this time as comfortable as possible; placing the bed near a window to look out on the landscape as well as ensuring independence is maintained by keeping essentials such as water and snacks within easy reach will help to aid mental wellbeing during this time.

If you would like to know more about the range of devices, including ToTo, which can be used in conjunction with adjustable beds, simply search our website today.

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