Total Comfort with Pressure Relief Fleeces
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 | Paul
If someone you care for is confined to a bed, chair or wheelchair, or is otherwise immobile for long periods of time, they are at risk of developing pressure sores (also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores). It's highly important to reduce pressure in seating areas to stop these painful and distressing injuries from occurring.
Some early warning signs of pressure sores include:
If you encounter any of these symptoms, seek medical advice immediately.
What Can You Do?
One of the most important things you can do to reduce the incidence of pressure sores is to relieve the pressure that is applied to the body when sitting or lying. With our range of pressure relief fleeces, you can reduce pressure in a number of key areas of the body using natural materials that have the added benefit of being extraordinarily comfortable.
Pressure Relief Fleeces
Pressure Relief Bed Fleece
The Pressure Relief Bed Fleece is one of the most versatile and popular pressure relief fleece products available. In spite of its name, it's not just suitable for beds: it can be used on chairs, sofas and wheelchairs. Its real lambswool has remarkable natural properties, being able to absorb up to 33% of its own weight in moisture without feeling damp. This means it allows skin to breathe properly, which is very important in pressure areas.
Find out more about how the Pressure Relief Bed Fleece can help you on our blog.
Key Features: Real lambswool, allows skin to breathe, excellent comfort
Pressure Relief Polyester Fleece
The Pressure Relief Polyester Fleece is an ideal alternative to the Pressure Relief Bed Fleece for hospitals and care homes. Having been used in the community for many years, this deep pile 100% polyester fleece provides reliable relief and comfort to bony areas of the body. The Pressure Relief Polyester Fleece is easy to wash and dry and is very economical.
Key Features: Ideal for hospitals and care homes, easy to wash and dry, extremely economical
Pressure Relief Natural Medical Full Sheepskin Fleece
For the ultimate in luxury, try the Pressure Relief Natural Medical Full Sheepskin Fleece. Made from 100% natural sheepskin, this product is warm in winter and cool in summer, and is proven to help prevent pressure sores. It evenly distributes body weight, providing gentle relief of stress on joints, while absorbing moisture to keep you feeling dry and comfortable. The Full Sheepskin Fleece is both machine washable and tumble drier safe, but remember to use the Sheepskin Woolwash to keep this product in tip-top condition!
Key Features: Made from 100% natural sheepskin, clinically proven, ultimate comfort
Wheelchair Pressure Relief Fleece
The Wheelchair Pressure Relief Fleece features special loops that hook around wheelchair handles to secure it to a wheelchair. With pure wool pile in a honey beige colour, the Wheelchair Pressure Relief Fleece allows you to experience the same great comfort of any of the pressure relief fleeces when you're in a wheelchair.
Key Features: Sturdy loops for secure attachment to a wheelchair, pure wool pile for great comfort
Elbow Pressure Relief Fleece Protectors
The Elbow Pressure Relief Fleece Protectors are ideal for providing extra comfort and protection to the vulnerable elbow area. A soft and simple-to-use Velcro strap holds the protector securely in place. Made with thick wool pile, the Fleece Elbow Protectors are supremely comfort and offer excellent pressure relief.
Key Features: Protect the vulnerable elbow area, soft and easy-to-use Velcro strap for secure attachment
Heel Pressure Relief Fleece Protectors
Like the elbows, the heels are often at risk from pressure problems, particularly when lying in bed. The Heel Pressure Relief Fleece Protectors are a great way to provide much-needed protection to this area. Again, a simple but reliable Velcro strap keeps these boots in place without sacrificing comfort. Great for protecting the heels when your pressure relief fleece is being laundered, you can even walk about indoors in them!
Key Features: Protect the vulnerable heels, soft and easy-to-use Velcro strap for secure attachment
Cosy Wooly Merino Sheep Wool Footwarmer Slippers
The Cosy Wooly Merino Sheep Wool Footwarmer Slippers round off our comfort pressure relief wardrobe. While these slippers aren't technically pressure-relieving, they do help keep your feet feel warm, dry and comfortable whatever the season. Natural merino wool wicks away moisture, allowing your feet to breathe and ensuring they stay warm in winter and cool in summer.
Key Features: Perfect to wear year round, wicks away moisture to keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable
With Health And Care's excellent range of fleece products, you can outfit someone with pressure-relieving fleece from top to toe, helping to reduce the chances of pressure sores and keeping them as comfortable as it is possible to be. After all, bedridden or immobile patients usually have enough on their plate already, and it's our duty to ensure that their problems aren't compounded by pressure sores.