|08-15-2004, 08:37 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Leesburg, FL USA
Queen Size Matress Overlay?
Revently someone was telling me about getting a queen sized matress overlay. I remember checking out some web sites about it, but either I couldn't find the prices or else they were VERY expensive. My son wants to move out of his hospital bed and back into his regular bed, which is queen sized, so we need to find some kinda overlay to prevent pressure.
1. For those of you who have them, would you mind telling me what kind you got and approx how much it cost?
2. Did you have to pay for it out of pocket? Or was there an organization that helped?
3. Has anyone tried those Temperpedic matresses they advertise on TV? Any idea if they work for pressure relief? Or how much they cost?
4. Does anyone have a used queen sized overlay that they don't use anymore? Or know where we might get the best prices/value on something like this?
I'm really happy that he's wanting to get back into a regular bed. Guess he's ready to shed that whole "medical patient" thing now and start getting his life back.
Anita, Mom to Kevin, C7, June '03
|08-15-2004, 10:58 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2001
You can get viscoelastic foam overlays (like the Temperpedic) for many sizes of beds. Check on Google using that term. Temperpedic does a lot of marketing, and this increases their prices. An overlay may be easier than a full mattress. My clients often complain that they feel like they are in a "pit" on a viscoelastic mattress, and it can be difficult to move when you have been laying in one position for any period of time.
Many of my clients who use an overlay just use a twin bed size and put it in the middle of the queen sized bed. This makes transfers from the side of the bed easier as the overlay does not make the side of the bed higher as it will if it goes all the way to the edge. You can get foam, viscoelastic foam, air filled static and air filled dynamic overlays. Just keep in mind that an overlay will not provide the same degree of pressure reduction that a full mattress will.
Beware of the foam "eggcrate" type overlays, as these are really only a comfort item, and do not provide any significant pressure reduction.
|08-27-2004, 04:01 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Costco had tempur pedic overlays right now!
I just bought a queen size tempur pedic mattress, and I really love it. I'm able to spend almost all night in one position. I've never had skin issues, though, so if you're prone to pressure sores my info might not be too helpful. But my joints dont' hurt when I lay in one place for a long time.