I'm C5 quadriplegia complete, with limited hand functionality. I'm planning to buy a good preventive mattress to help me stay alone at night.
Going through this forum I'm inclined towards LAL (Low Air Loss) mattress preferably with Lateral Rotation because I can't turn myself. I don't sweat so honestly I'm not sure whether a LAL mattress would still benefit me the most.
I think purchasing a used mattress will not work for me because I have no friends or resource to help me in case of frequent repair and issues. I'm planning to spend most of my savings on good mattress because skin intact is my priority.
I have seen here good recommendation for TurnCair/CairTurn but these seems to be only available to VA/Government.
I would prefer mattress that supports firm setting for ADL and also good to have battery backup on event of power-outrage. I did some research and I have found following seemingly good mattresses:
DermaFloat LAL from Joerns
Dolphin FIS from Joerns (not sure whether I would be able to afford this)
Synergy Air Elite from Hill-Rom
Isolibrium from Stryker
Rotate from Sizewise
microAir MA95Z from Invacare
All in One from Arjo (seems to requires relatively frequent maintenance)
Another option I'm thinking about is to use a turning bed frame like Citadel from Arjo and place any good LAL mattress like Nimbus (formerly Pegasus) from Arjo on the top. I'm not sure whether this would be as efficient as a turning mattress itself but however it allows me to choose from a wide range of mattresses.
Please help me choose a good and efficient mattress. I appreciate your time and help.