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    Thank you everyone who has contributed. My wife came home for a home assessment and after lying in our old queen size bed wants to try a new mattress on our bed. The therapists recommended a pillow top mattress, firm and felt memory foam was not a good choice. I can see her being immobile in a memory foam mattress from what I have heard of them. This is a big expense. I hope I am not being confused by the wonderful idea that we can still use a traditional bed. As I understand it adjustable frames work best with foam mattresses so I can’t do that. Transfers will not be super easy but she is getting better. Hoping this works. Thank you more than I can say for showing interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crannible View Post
    Thank you everyone who has contributed. My wife came home for a home assessment and after lying in our old queen size bed wants to try a new mattress on our bed. The therapists recommended a pillow top mattress, firm and felt memory foam was not a good choice. I can see her being immobile in a memory foam mattress from what I have heard of them. This is a big expense. I hope I am not being confused by the wonderful idea that we can still use a traditional bed. As I understand it adjustable frames work best with foam mattresses so I can’t do that. Transfers will not be super easy but she is getting better. Hoping this works. Thank you more than I can say for showing interest.
    Not all foams are memory foam. If you are not considering a sleep number bed, look into natural latex foam rubber (about 6 inches thick). Latex foam works very well on adjustable beds (head and foot adjustment), and does not have the problems memory foam has. Another and less expensive alternative is polyurethane foam. Some manufactures layer various densities of poly foam together to create zones of firmness. Poly foams tend to compress and not rebound from pressure with use and time and need to be replaced more frequently than natural latex foam.

  3. #23
    The adjustable bed I posted above can be ordered with a variety of different mattresses:

    Adjustable Bed Mattresses come in your choice of Air, Innerspring, Memory Foam and Latex Foam.
    My parents had the innerspring with a topper.

    You can put a Biogard AFT or Geomatt over a regular mattress for pressure reduction, and just put it on her side of the bed (they come in twin size and are easily trimmed).

    I would also recommend a fabric non-disposable incontinence pad for on top of the sheets for her, as mentioned above. Here is an example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSYV6CF...d_w=pTI2e&th=1

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  4. #24
    I agree with the pad, I put a towel over mine since I tend to sweat at night. Very seldom need the pad but it is whole bunch easier to change the towel every few days than changing sheets.

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