I am starting to feel uncomfortable in bed. I can still turn myself over although it is becoming harder. I currently do not have a hospital bed but have a select comfort bed. I have been looking at an alternating pressure pad and was wondering if anyone uses one that doesn't use a hospital bed...
Lack of sleep attempting to get my pals comfortable has lit a fire of motivation to find the "right" low air loss alternating air pressure mattress? I've done my homework, also sent a msg to tillie, and read threads. We've tried 3 diff ones from the loan pool, we've had the roho for 4 years...
Taking a page from Brooksea (Thanks CJ!), I am offering the following equipment free to any PALS. All I ask is the cost of shipping. I have:
Respironics CoughAssist Model CA-3000
Respironics BiPAP AVAPS Model 1029750, with humidifier and accessories.
Invacare Alternating Pressure Mattress...
We are getting more and more new members lately, sadly, that are recently diagnosed.
I know many people here already know this stuff, but hopefully, it will be of some use to the new people here.
Pressure sores, also known as decubitus ulcers or bed sores, are sores that are found at or near...
Some of you know that I have worked in the medical field in some form or another for 30 years.
I've picked up a lot--and currently, when my physical condition allows, I teach CNAs.
Here are a few tips I'd like to recommend those of you that have mostly bed-bound PALS or PALS that have home...
We have to decide on a new mattress for my husband. The medical supply co. is offering two choices that insurance will pay for...they won't pay for what I want of course. the choices they have given us are a low pressure mattress or a gel mattress. They will only pay for a "good" one if you have...
This is my first post though I have been reading some and have found this forum to be a blessing.
I am the caregiver for my husband Andres, we are both 35 and have been living with ALS for 5 + years now since it started about a week after we got married. Andres is now totally paralized from...