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    c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
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    Senior Member tarheelandy's Avatar
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    sleepnumber. I sleep 8 hrs on same side and no issues.

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    Been using this for the last 5 years.
    c6/7 incomplete 6/30/07

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    Senior Member darty's Avatar
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    Las Vegas, NV
    We have a sleep number king that we have had for many years. I removed the air mattress on my side and replaced it with an alternating pressure mattress which I love. Some lightly used ones (the brand I have) have just popped up on Ebay so I bought another one for a spare.

    Pegasus Trinova Dynamic Mattress System

    A fully automatic high end alternating one in three cell cycle (7.5minutes) powered pressure relief air mattress replacement system and dynamic alternating cushion used for prevention and treatment of Grade 1-4 pressure ulcers providing 24 hour care for individuals who sit out of bed. Recommended for anyone at high to very high risk of developing pressure sores. Removable Dartex coated clinical top cover comes standard.
    More Details

    * Suitable for hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation and private home community use
    * Replaceable air cells top deck
    * Heavy duty replaceable non- kink air tubing and power unit parts (e.g. Piston compressor (longer life span))
    * Silent power control unit

    * Twist mode cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) emergency valve
    * Patent pending welded air cells for optimum user comfort (No bottoming out)
    * Polyurethane sealed seams and waterfall flap for total infection control
    * Heavy duty fire retardant power unit casing
    * Push mode childproof power unit control panel
    * Mattress and power unit meets all International, Australian and TGA standards
    * Double layered to protect trunks and heels through airwave action
    * Integral side formers assist in safe bed to chair step down transfers
    * Zoned sacral and heel areas for enhanced protection

    * Mattress: secures firmly to any profiling or non-profiling bed frame with adjustable nylon straps on all corners
    * Power unit: secures with two hangers safely over the bed footboard

    * Removable for laundering and fitted to under mattress
    * Dartex material: Washable, anti-static, anti allergenic, biocompatibility, breathable, fire retardant, two way stretch, waterproof, weldable seams (optional) and easy to slide patient up and down the mattress on the smooth top cover surface finish reducing shear and friction

    Power Control Unit
    * Electric 220/240V
    * Attaches to mattress with umbilical cord
    * Is portable when using together with the Trinova dynamic alternating seating cushion
    * On/Off switch
    * Fully automatic (Interface pressure gets adjusted to the user weight)
    * Illuminated display status, audible and visual alarm, user guide supplied
    * User friendly operating mode

    Customised features
    * Can be customised to fit any non single beds e.g. king, king-single, queen, etc
    * Partners can still sleep comfortable beside one another
    * Available in narrow width

    Safety features
    * Warning Signals: service, low pressure, power failure, CPR deflate, inflate mode
    * Easily accessible CPR Emergency mechanism (mattress deflates under 10 seconds)
    * Automatic default Static to Dynamic alternating for clinical peace of

    Includes: Mattress, Chair Cushion, and Pump

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
    It is my understanding that Medicare will if the user meets their criteria. Medicaid coverage varies from state to state. It is my impression that most major insurances follow Medicare policies.
    Thank you, SCIfor55yrs. A friend's mother is being treated for a stage 4 ulcer now and she was looking for places to purchase one and commented on how expensive they were. She is on medicare and I'm sure she will be relieved to know that her insurance will cover it.

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    Saint Petersburg , Florida
    Sleep number flex king..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent K View Post
    Thank you, SCIfor55yrs. A friend's mother is being treated for a stage 4 ulcer now and she was looking for places to purchase one and commented on how expensive they were. She is on medicare and I'm sure she will be relieved to know that her insurance will cover it.
    She will have to find a DME supplier in the area and supplier should be able to guide her through the Medicare paperwork maze. Medicare has a webpage for finding suppliers.

    If she is in one of Medicare's competitive bid areas there may be few choices.
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    Span America has a nice line of products that fit full, Queen, and king-size beds. I have a full-size pressure guard CFT (continuous flow technology), which is a high-end, nonpowered mattress. Utilizes eight interconnected (in sets of two) longitudinal air chambers overlaid by high-quality multi-density viscoelastic foams, and includes a special heel section to distribute more of the pressure on to the calf and off of the heel.

    It comes with the hand pump, similar to a Roho pump, which is used to periodically refresh the air chambers and to customize the firmness to your liking and distribution. Also comes with a nice firm edging to allow for safe sitting on the mattress edge.

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    Senior Member alan's Avatar
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    I was prescribed a low air loss lateral rotation mattress when I had my stage IV areas, and Medicare paid. Fortunately, I healed. Unfortunately, after 2 1/2 years, the mattress died, and the company that made it (CliniDyne) had been purchased by Stryker, and was no longer in the mattress business. So, it could not be repaired, which Medicare would've paid for, and Medicare refused to get me a different low air loss lateral rotation mattress. So, I'm on a Span America mattress, which supposedly can be switched between alternating pressure and lateral rotation, but it doesn't rotate very much in that mode.

    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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    Western Mass
    Temperpedic for years, including after flap surgeries. Different firmness depending on preference. Don 't feel like I am in"pit" nor do I feel hot in new one.

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