My father (C6 incomplete) had partially successful flap surgery in January for a serious pressure ulcer on his sacrum. He is now back at home and we are looking for an alternating pressure mattress that can be set up to turn him overnight (current guidance from the doctors is that he needs to be turned every two hours). Some that we've seen advertised are the Volkner turning system (http://www.volkner.com/thevolkner.html) and this one (http://handrhealthcare.com/products/...ttress-system/) -- does anyone have experience with either of those companies, or can anyone recommend any others? The ones I've seen recommended most consistently here are the Invacare Turn-Q and the Joerns TurnCair, but it looks like they've been discontinued. Does anyone have experience with the Invacare MA95Z microAIR Lateral Rotation Mattress, which it looks like replaced the Turn-Q? Or the current Joerns mattresses?
We've had so much trouble with this pressure ulcer that we are really looking for anything we can do to help with the recovery. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated.