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Equipment: Beds and Mattresses
Functional All Linens FunctionAll™ Linens is revolutionizing bedtime with its ingenious, yet simple concept for the ordinary bed sheet: ergonomically placed pockets on both sides of a fitted sheet. ErgoPocket™ bed sheets bring fun and functionality to every lifestyle—once you enjoy their convenience, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them! 
Geo-Matt Foam egg-crate that lies on top of another support surface.  It has been proven effective in clinical trials and studies as an aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
Hill Rom Home Care Division A major supplier of specialty support surfaces and frames and they can help you identify what you need.  They also help with the paperwork needed by insurance. Renting before you buy is a cost effective way to make sure you don’t get stuck with an expensive mistake. 
Maxifloat® Mattresses Pressure relieving mattress.  This is the support surface typically used for most inpatients at Craig Hospital
SLEEP NUMBER® Beds These are air beds that allow you to control the relative softness and firmness of the mattress.  Feedback from people who have used these beds report that they can make the bed soft when they are sleeping for better pressure reduction and firm when they are dressing and transferring.
Termpur-pedic or Memory Foam These are foam mattresses that soften with body heat and mold to your body.  People generally either love them or hate them.  People that have not liked them report that they retain heat so they are too warm to sleep in.  And, because you sink into them, they are hard to move in and to transfer out of. 
Waterbeds These types of bed used to be a very popular option for people after spinal cord injury.  Today they are harder to find but still very effective at reducing pressure.  However, feedback from people who have used waterbeds is that transferring out of a waterbed and dressing, mobility, etc can be difficult. 

Last Updated: August 1, 2013