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Hospital Bed Mattress

Rehabmart is pleased to offer a number of different Hospital Bed Mattresses from such well-respected manufacturers as Invacare, Drive Medical, Prius Healthcare, Skil-Care, Roho, Joerns and Convaquip. Types of hospital bed mattresses carried by Rehabmart include inner spring, foam, air filled and bariatric mattresses. For long-term hospital bed users, there are special alternating pressure relief mattresses that are designed to prevent and treat pressure wounds. Hospital bed mattresses are different from regular bed mattresses because they are specially designed to be flexible enough to move along with the hospital bed as it is adjusted, and they are generally covered with waterproof and antibacterial materials.

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Invacare Deluxe Innerspring Hospital Bed Mattress

The Invacare Deluxe Innerspring Hospital Bed Mattress is made from premium-grade cotton felt and high-density urethane foam, intertufted to eliminate component shifting and increase the life of the mattress. A durable vinyl cover is included that is waterproof, acid-resistant, antistatic, and antibacterial, as well as compliant with fire code regulations 16 CFR 1633 and 16 CFR 1632. See the Invacare Deluxe Innerspring Hospital Bed Mattress's specifications below.

Item ID: IN-5185

From $209.50

 
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Flex-Ease Firm Support Innerspring Mattress

Flex-Ease™ Firm Support Innerspring Mattress Firm Economical innerspring mattress with (2) polyester fiber toppers. The vinyl waterproof cover is anti-microbial/anti-bacterial. For use in Home Care, Nursing Homes and Hospitals where firm support is needed.


Item ID: DRV-3637-1FE

From $300.62

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Solace Prevention Therapeutic Foam Mattress

Solace Prevention Therapeutic Foam Mattresses are designed with a zoned top layer to relive pressure while convoluted fortress cut foam offers more support through a greater surface area. Distributes weight to prevent pressure ulcers in low risk patients. Solace Prevention series are rated at three levels beginning with the first 1080 series featuring two layers of foam with softer head and heel sections and progressing to 2080 with built-in side supports for stability and durability. The final level for low risk patients is the 3080 which includes an even softer heel section of visco foam and built-in side supports. For medium to high risk patients, see Solace Therapy Series Mattresses. Please see sizes listed below. Model SPS2080 features built-in side supports.

Item ID: IN-SPS1076

From $232.75

 
 
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Inner Spring Hospital Bed Mattress

This Inner Spring Hospital Bed Mattress has a high quality inner spring design, and is made from premium grade cotton and urethane foam, with two screened brass side vents. The vinyl cover is waterproof, anti-bacterial, and anti-static, for easier cleaning.

Item ID: DRV-15006
Drive Medical

From $300.53

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Invacare Economy Foam Hospital Bed Mattress

The Invacare Economy Foam Hospital Bed Mattress is fifty percent lighter than most innerspring mattresses, without sacrificing patient comfort, durability, or therapeutic value. A durable vinylized nylon cover is included, which is antibacterial, anti-static, acid-resistant, waterproof, and meets fire regulation codes 16 CFR 1633 & 16 CFR 1632. It completely encloses the high-density foam mattress; image shows foam, but foam cannot be exposed unless cover is torn.

Item ID: IN-5180

From $175.00

 
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Derma Tech Mattress

This premium grade, high-density foam Derma Tech Mattress provides maximum comfort and pressure relief. The anti-bacterial foam meets all federal anti-flammability requirements. Use on standard hospital or homecare beds. This item is non-returnable if package has been opened and used due to patient cross-contamination laws.

Item ID: ML-G550101BA

$379.85

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Ortho-Coil Super Firm Support Innerspring Mattress

Ortho-Coil™ Super Firm Support Innerspring Mattress Super firm innerspring mattress provides ultimate support and comfort. The (2) polyester fiber pads on the top and bottom of the mattress are perfect for the heavier patients. This mattress is tailored to the needs of the larger person. For use in Home Care, Nursing Homes and Hospitals.Non-Returnable

Item ID: DRV-3637-1OC

From $390.19

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Spring-Ease Extra Firm Support Innerspring Mattress

The Spring-Ease™ Extra Firm Support Innerspring Mattress provides extra-firm support with high density multiple layers. These combustion-modified fiber layers are one inch thick each. Masongard vinyl waterproof cover is included for anti-microbial and anti-bacterial protection.

Item ID: DRV-3637-1SE

From $343.85

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Therapeutic Support Surface Foam Mattresses

Therapeutic Support Surface Foam Mattresses


Resident Risk Level: Medium-High

Solace Therapy Foam Mattress 1000, 2000 and 3000. Group I Therapeutic Support surface for medium to high risk patients designed with precision layered mattress of die-cut foams for pressure relief. Increases air flow to reduce the surrounding temperature and provides uniform weight distribution for increased patient comfort.

Item ID: IN-STS1076

From $291.71

 
 
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Bed Renter Mattress with Masongard Cover

Bed Renter Mattress with Masongard Cover


Densified Fiber Core or Foam Core

The Bed Renter Mattress with Masongard Cover is an ideal economical option for use in home care. Designed to be a lighter weight than standard innerspring mattresses, the Bed Renter Mattress with Masongard Cover is waterproof and antimicrobial. Available with a densified fiber or foam core, the Bed Renter Mattress with Masongard Cover is durable and will last for years of practical use.

Item ID: DRV-3500-II

From $300.60

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Therapeutic 5 Zone Support Hospital Bed Mattress

This Therapeutic 5 Zone Support Hospital Bed Mattress has a high resilient firm foam base to provide support and comfort. The deluxe 5-zoned foam mattress helps redistribute pressure, and a water-resistant, vapor-permeable 210-denier nylon cover reduces shear and friction. Free shipping for this product within the continental US, plus a small handling fee.

Item ID: DRV-15019
Drive Medical

$221.42

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Cellulose Fiber Hospital Bed Mattress

Foam Hospital Bed Mattress 80" (L) x 36" (W) x 6" (H)

Item ID: DRV-15007
Drive Medical

$216.99

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ShearCare 1100 Pressure Reducing Mattress

ShearCare™ 1100 - Mason's premium pressure reducing mattress system is comprised of four (4) unique zones for maximum comfort, support and pressure relief. The top layer is Memory-III™ Visco Elastic, an all virgin self-molding and shock-absorbing foam which contours to the body offering reduced interface pressure readings. The unique Uni-heel™ section, is a one-piece die cut high resilient, low ILD foam offering maximum pressure relief in the vulnerable heel section. This combination creates a superior pressure relieving sleep system. *NOTE: Ships within 2 - 3 business days after order received.*

Item ID: DRV-1100SC-1-FB

From $415.68

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Solace Resolution Glissando Mattress

Solace Resolution Glissando Mattress


Supports up to 500 lbs.

The Solace Resolution Glissando Mattress is designed to prevent friction and shear, which can contribute to pressure ulcer development, while providing comfort for the resident.

Item ID: IN-SRS2080

From $496.56

 
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Advantage Bariatric Mattress

The Advantage Bariatric Mattress is super-sized with a 48 inch width and 84 inches in length. The Advantage Bariatric Mattress is anatomically designed for larger patients to conform to the body for outstanding pressure redistribution and comfort. The Advantage Bariatric Mattress has three layers of foam and a super soft heel section.

Item ID: ML2-MSCADV8B4884

$721.50

 
 
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Quick-N-Easy Comfort Mattress

The Quick-N-Easy Comfort Mattress uses super compression technology (pat. pending) to package the mattress in a box only 37 in. x 14 in. x 14 in. It decompresses quickly and is a high-quality, high-comfort mattress with a non-slip bottom and a waterproof nylon cover.

Item ID: DRV-15076
Drive Medical

$178.50

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High Performance Fiber Mattresses

High Performance Fiber Mattress constructed with durable 8oz. vinyl and antimicrobial ticking.

Item ID: ML-MDR237827E

$132.36

 
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Imprint Memory Foam Mattress

This triple-layer Imprint Memory Foam Mattress is an excellent support surface for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers; the memory foam supports a patient while redistributing pressure, increasing comfort.

Item ID: JHI-IMF3580NZ

From $290.15

 
 
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Multi-Ply ShearCare 300 Pressure Reducing Mattress

The Multi-Ply ShearCare™ 300 is a pressure reducing foam mattress specifically designed for home care and long term care. Divided into three distinct zones, the Multi-Ply ShearCare™ 300 Pressure Reducing Mattress is comprised of 66 channel cuts for the reduction of friction and differential pressure distribution. Varied pressure reduction is achieved in the heel, torso and head sections, while specific attention is given to cell depths for pressure management in the vulnerable heel section. The nylon top cover reduces heat buildup and provides a low shear non-friction surface that is waterproof while the concealed zipper prevents liquids from contaminating the mattress core.

Item ID: DRV-300SC-1-FB

From $218.03

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Solace Resolution Therapeutic Support Mattress

The Solace Resolution Therapeutic Support Mattress is designed for patients requiring the highest degree of pressure relief from a foam mattress. Featuring a dual layer design of high density foam with heel slope and built-in side supports.

Item ID: IN-SRS1076

From $443.69

 
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Pressure Relief Foam Mattress 6500 Global

The Pressure Reducing Foam Mattress 6500 Global top layer is constructed of Lura-Quilt™ foam that is aerated to allow air to continuously pass through reducing the risk of heat buildup. The heel section of the Pressure Reducing Foam Mattress 6500 Global is precision die-cut to permit air to circulate under the patients heel, which keeps the skin cool and dry, while also being sloped to reduce pressure and increase blood circulation by redistributing the load from the heel to the less vulnerable calf.

Item ID: DRV-6500GL-1-FB

From $324.04

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Pressure Reducing Foam Mattress 6500 Lite

The Pressure Reducing Foam Multi-Ply 6500 Lite is a multi-layered pressure reducing mattress with a top layer of die-cut high density foam in the head and torso section to provide the ultimate level of pressure reduction and relief. Designed to address the high risk area, the Pressure Reducing Foam Multi-Ply 6500 Lite heel section is multi-layered with independent cell technology to ensure proper weight distribution.

Item ID: DRV-6500-LT-1-FB

From $247.33

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Geo-Mattress HC, Therapeutic Home Care Foam Mattress

The Geo-Mattress HC is specifically designed to aid in pressure ulcer prevention in the home care setting.

Item ID: PMI-SP810-29

From $217.25

 
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Extra Firm Innerspring Hospital Bed Mattress

This Extra Firm Innerspring Hospital Bed Mattress has a high quality innerspring design.

Item ID: DRV-15006EF

$249.09

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Multi-Ply ShearCare 700 Pressure Reducing Mattress

The Multi-Ply ShearCare™ 700 Pressure Reducing Mattress is a precision cut, high density pressure relieving foam mattress. Featuring three pressure relieving zones, the Multi-Ply ShearCare™ 700 Pressure Reducing Mattress is antimicrobial, fluid resistant and fire retardant with a non-shear surface to avoid skin breakdown and reduces heat build-up between patient and mattress for more enjoyable sleep. The Multi-Ply ShearCare™ 700 Pressure Reducing Mattress is also reversible which increases product longevity. Supports up to 300 pounds. Five year warranty on foam and one year warranty on cover.

Item ID: DRV-700SC-1-FB

From $346.17

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Pressure Reducing Foam Mattress Series 6500

Pressure Reducing Foam Mattress Multi-Ply Series 6500, with designated head and foot sections for relief. Multi-layered pressure reducing mattress with top layer of die-cut high density foam in head and torso area, and special high resilient foam in heel area, provides a comfortable pressure reducing environment.

Item ID: DRV-6500-1-FB

From $273.58

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Med-Aire Alternating Pressure Mattress Replacement System

The Med-Aire Alternating Pressure Mattress Replacement System can operate in either an alternating or static pressure mode, and is designed to be used in the prevention, treatment and management of pressure ulcers. The "Whisper Quiet" pump produces consistent air flow, and with the special vibration isolating features keep the patient from feeling its vibration, letting them rest easily. Free shipping within the continental United States, with a small handling fee.

Item ID: DRV-14027
Drive Medical

$511.37

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Vinyl Innerspring Mattresses

Vinyl Innerspring Mattresses are constructed with durable 8 oz. vinyl and antimicrobial ticking.

Item ID: ML-MDR237827

$147.53

 
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Multi-Ply Shearcare 500 Pressure Reducing Mattress

ShearCare™ 500 - A pressure reducing foam mattress specifically created for facilities with
limited budgets without sacrificing the benefits of a pressure reducing mattress system. Superior pressure reduction is achieved by varying cell depths thoughout the mattress zones.

Item ID: DRV-500SC-1-FB

From $284.40

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BodyWrap Foam Mattress

This BodyWrap Foam Mattress has a firm foam perimeter surrounding an ultra-soft urethane foam center, which surrounds the user for greater comfort, pressure relief, and additional safety, as the firm perimeter can keep patients from rolling out of bed. The enclosed insert is fully-removable to meet the patient's needs as they change. To aid with infection control, the cover is fluid-proof, stain-resistant, and treated with an antibacterial, antimicrobial agent.

Item ID: JHI-BWS3680NZ

$315.83

 
 
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Roho SelectAir Low Air Loss Mattress System

The Roho SelectAir Low Air Loss Mattress System relieves pressure, lowering the risk of skin breakdown and pressure ulcers. Each mattress is portable and lightweight, and operates quietly, with a user-friendly control panel. The firm mattress mode has a timer to facilitate nursing care during dressing changes and repositioning.

Item ID: ROH-SASTDSYS

$3,300.00

 
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Multi-Ply ShearCare 1500 Pressure Reducing Mattress

Multi-Ply ShearCare 1500 Pressure Reducing Mattress, Multi-layered, Multi-zoned Foam (W/Stretch Cover) 36"x80"x6". The ShearCare 1500 Mattress is designed to provide maximum pressure reduction for the high-risk bariatric patient. The mattress is engineered utilizing a combination of the highest density foams to create an ideal environment for the heavier patient.

Item ID: DRV-1500SC-1-FB

From $426.48

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Rhythm Multi Pressure Relief Mattress System

The Rhythm Multi Pressure Relief Mattress System is recommended for patients who are either at risk of developing pressure ulcers, or who already have stage 1, 2, 3, or 4 pressure ulcers. The mattress is designed for low air loss and use in pulsation therapy, and has air cells specially designed to retain air, providing additional protection for the sacrum or upper torso during power outages. The Rhythm Multi Pressure Relief Mattress System's visual and audio alarms will go off in case of low pressure or power failure, and can be muted if necessary. Choose from standard or bariatric models.

Item ID: PHC-PHR-RHYM36

From $2,399.00

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Fire Resistant Foam Core Mattress

Fire Resistant Foam Core Mattress


With Masongard Cover, Choose Size

The Institutional Fire Resistant Foam Core Mattress with Masongard Cover offers a solid foam core that makes it ideal for institutional use. The nylon top cover provides an anti-microbial, fluid resistant surface that is fully sealed without a zipper to ensure that no fluid enters.

Item ID: DRV-3620

From $413.35

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Future Air True Low Air Pressure Relief Mattress System

The Future Air True Low Air Pressure Relief Mattress System uses a 3-zoned system to redistribute pressure around bony prominences. An automatic fowler boost provides additional support in the patient's head zone when the bed is upright.
The 10 in. side bolsters provide extra security, but are segmented so they don't interfere with folding the bed frame. An auto-tuning mode allows for precise system setup.

Item ID: DRV-14000

$2,439.84

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microAIR Lateral Rotation Mattress with True Low Air Loss

The microAIR Lateral Rotation Mattress with True Low Air Loss features a patented z-cell bladder that facilitates subtle and gentle turning. This pressure relief mattress also includes alternating pressure therapy, and a blower power unit that sustains true low air loss therapy.

Item ID: IN-MA95Z

From $5,536.25

 
 
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Bariatric Foam Mattress

The Bariatric Foam Mattress is constructed from high density foam protected by a Unitek 11 nylon cover. With a standard length and height of 80 x 7 inches, choose the width that best suits your needs. The Bariatric Foam Mattress is designed specifically for hospital bed use providing larger patients ultimate comfort and support. Supports weights from 600-1000 pounds depending on model purchased.

Item ID: DRV-15301

From $569.26

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Bed Renter Foam Mattress

Bed Renter Foam Mattresses features a comfortable foam core that is specifically designed for use in home care. A Masongard vinyl waterproof and anti-microbial cover is included.

Item ID: DRV-M3500

From $325.31

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Pressure Reducing Foam Mattress Series 6500 Dynamic Elite

The Pressure Reducing Foam Mattress 6500 Dynamic Elites' top layer is constructed of Lura-Quilt™ foam that is aerated to allow air to continuously pass through reducing the risk of heat buildup. The heel section of the Pressure Reducing Foam Mattress 6500 Global is precision die-cut to permit air to circulate under the patients heel, which keeps the skin cool and dry, while also being sloped at a 25 degree angle to reduce pressure and increase blood circulation by redistributing the load from the heel to the entire leg.

Item ID: DRV-6500-DE-1-FB

From $338.46

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Skil-Care Comfort Plus Mattress

The Skil-Care™ Comfort Plus Mattress features a unique contour foam that is designed for pressure relief but also maximizes comfort for residents up to 400 lbs. The mattress is comprised of two bonded three inch layers with the upper layer consisting of soft pliable contour foam and the bottom layer, high density foam capable of isolating either a hard pan or inner spring mattress interface. Available in four different lengths, the Skil-Care™ Comfort Plus Mattress comes with the option of Perimeter-Guard for added protection.

Item ID: SKC-558175

From $388.53

 
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Skil-Care Psychiatric Mattress

The Skil-Care™ Psychiatric Mattress is constructed of Pressure-Check™ foam in sections that adjust individually to distribute weight evenly and relieve interface pressure. The ultra-soft heel zone minimizes pressure beneath sensitive heels to ensure absolute comfort for the patient while resting in the Skil-Care™ Psychiatric Mattress and offers all the advantages of the individual foam pads that provide superior comfort and pressure distribution and reduction. The available cover materials are high strength vinyl or nylon and for security purposes the cover is completely sewn with no openings. For added security, a new Perimeter-Guard model is now available where a foam wedged pillow is inside the secure cover.

Item ID: SKC-912305

From $405.06

 
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Skil-Care Pressure Check Mattress

The Skil-Care™ Pressure-Check Mattress is constructed of Pressure-Check™ foam in sections that adjust individually to distribute weight evenly and relieve interface pressure. The ultra-soft heel zone minimizes pressure beneath sensitive heels to ensure absolute comfort for the patient while resting in the Skil-Care Pressure-Check Mattress. The Skil-Care™ Pressure-Check Mattress is resting upon a high-density base of compression-resistant foam for support, weight distribution, and extended mattress life.

Item ID: SKC-558010

From $420.28

 
 
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Skil-Care Perimeter Guard Mattress

The Skil-Care™ Perimeter Guard Mattress is constructed of Pressure-Check™ foam that adjusts individually to ensure proper distribution of weight in order to relieve interface pressure and guarantee comfort. The pressure relief mattress has an ultra-soft heel zone to reduce pressure beneath sensitive heels for head to toe coziness. The Skil-Care™ Perimeter Guard Mattress prevents “roll-off” when rails are lowered for added safety and peace of mind. All Skil-Care™ Perimeter Guard Mattresses are available with your choice of latex-free covers that feature non-slip bottoms for user safety. Choose your size and cover options below.

Item ID: SKC-558050

From $422.85

 
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Skil-Care Bariatric Mattress

The Skil-Care™ Bariatric Mattress is comprised of a highly supportive 3” foam base with a top layer that is constructed of 3” thick support cubes that flex and recoil a full 360 degrees as to adjust individually to distribute weight evenly and relieve interface pressure. The ultra-soft heel zone minimizes pressure beneath sensitive heels to ensure absolute comfort for the patient while resting in the Skil-Care™ Bariatric Mattress and offers all the advantages of the individual foam pads that provide superior comfort and pressure distribution and reduction. The Skil-Care™ Bariatric Mattress has been fully tested to withstand over 900 pound capacity.

Item ID: SKC-558100

From $505.40

 
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Skil-Care Visco Top Mattress

The Skil-Care™ Visco-Top Mattress is constructed of a temperature sensitive visco foam top layer that molds to the contour of the body for reduced pressure and increased comfort. The Skil-Care™ Visco-Top Mattress features a middle layer of Pressure-Check™ foam with sections that adjust individually to distribute weight evenly and relieve interface pressure. The Skil-Care™ Visco-Top Mattress is resting upon a high-density base of compression-resistant foam for support, weight distribution, and extended mattress life. Specify size and cover choice when ordering mattress from the options below.

Item ID: SKC-558121

From $515.49

 
 
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Skil-Care Visco Top Mattress with Perimeter Guard

The Skil-Care™ Visco-Top Mattress with Perimeter Guard is constructed of a temperature sensitive visco foam top layer that molds to the contour of the body for reduced pressure and increased comfort. The Skil-Care™ Visco-Top Mattress with Perimeter Guard features a middle layer of Pressure-Check™ foam with sections that adjust individually to distribute weight evenly and relieve interface pressure. The Skil-Care™ Visco-Top Mattress is resting upon a high-density Perimeter Guard base that is filled with compression-resistant foam for support, weight distribution, and extended mattress life. With the added “roll off” protection, this pressure relief mattresses perimeter guards adds to the patients well-being as well as your own peace of mind. Specify size and cover choice when ordering mattress from the options below.

Item ID: SKC-558131

From $530.71

 
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Supra DPS Mattress

Supra DPS Mattress


400-lb. weight capacity, Digital Pump Included

The Supra DPS Mattress is a feature-rich mattress replacement system. The Supra DPS Mattress has a digital pump that offers the user a choice of four alternating pressure cycle times. Low air-loss, static float, auto firm and seat inflation are other features that make the Supra a top-of-the-line mattress system. The cell-on-cell design protects the mattress from deflating during a power outage.

Item ID: ML-MDT24SUPRADPS

$953.00

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Balanced Aire Pressure Reducing Mattress

Balanced Aire Pressure Reducing Mattress


Power or Non-Power Available

The Balanced Aire Pressure Reducing Mattress is designed with tri-laminated foam filled air cells that are separated into three distinct pressure zones that independently self-adjust to a patients' specific need. The air cells are enclosed within a high density foam perimeter to create a smooth transition from the side rail to the air cell. Available in a powered or non-powered model, the Balanced Aire Pressure Reducing Mattress easily converts from the non-powered to a dynamic powered system for additional pressure redistribution by adding an alternating pressure pump.

Item ID: DRV-BA9600-NP

From $1,210.36

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ThevoVital Hospital Bed Mattress

ThevoVital Hospital Bed Mattresses allow patients a more restful and deep slumber throughout the entire night, with less sleep disturbances. MiS Micro-Stimulation® gives small counter movements with each movement of the patient to improve body perception and blood flow. Older patients and special needs patients will find this especially important for recuperative sleep. Giving them a deeper sense of security leads to less urge for roaming and moving, which can lead to less irritability and better health. For use at home or hospital. Choose washable Jersey or Incontinence cover. Sales allowed in the U.S. and Puerto Rico only.

Item ID: TNA-62831

From $1,615.50

 
 
Reviews of our Hospital Bed Mattress: 5 stars based on 1 reviews

What Kind of Hospital Bed Mattress is Right for Me or My Loved One?

There are many different types of hospital bed mattresses that range from basic innersprings and foam to high-tech air circulating mattresses. When selecting a hospital bed mattress, it is important to consider the level of comfort needed, the general condition of the patient’s health and the specific therapeutic needs of the patient. Choosing the correct hospital bed mattress is an important decision and should be made only after consulting with the patient’s doctor or therapist.

Some questions to ask before purchasing a hospital bed mattress are:

• How long each day does the patient use the bed?
• What are the patient’s long term needs?
• What level of comfort is needed by the patient?
• Is the patient at risk for falling off the mattress?
• How mobile is the patient?
• What kind of warranty comes with the mattress?

General categories of hospital bed mattresses include innerspring, foam, low air loss mattresses, alternating pressure mattresses, lateral rotation mattresses and bariatric mattresses.

Innerspring Mattresses
Innerspring mattresses are generally an economical choice and are most like traditional mattresses. These mattresses are fairly firm and allow air to circulate between the coils which may help patients feel more comfortable and cool. They are usually covered with an antimicrobial, waterproof vinyl cover for easy cleaning. They are best suited for patients who are not bedridden and have some mobility.

Foam Mattresses
Foam Mattresses are also an economical choice and are lighter in weight than innerspring mattresses. The cost of foam mattresses can vary based on special prevention features and the type and amount of foam used. Different types of foam hospital bed mattresses range from basic high-density foam mattresses to more expensive memory foam mattresses. Basic foam mattresses don't breathe as well as innerspring mattresses, but they have shock absorbing qualities that may help relieve pressure on ankles, elbows or hip joints. Prevention or therapeutic foam mattresses are specially designed to more evenly distribute body weight and help prevent pressure sores, especially on the vulnerable heel area.

Low Air Loss Mattresses
Low Air Loss Mattresses are a good choice for patients with pressure sores because they relieve pressure on weight bearing areas and allow air to circulate around the patient which can reduce skin moisture and aid the healing process. With a low air loss mattress, the patient “floats” on air-filled cells that are programmed to be set at the optimal pressure setting for the patient’s weight and health condition.

Alternating Pressure Mattresses
Alternating Pressure Mattresses provide all the benefits of low air loss mattresses but also include a comforting, pulsating massage to soothe sore areas in timed, intermittent cycles. Alternating inflation and deflation of air cells is helpful in treating pressure sores because it promotes circulation and constantly changes pressure points. A special cell-in-cell design provides added protection to the vulnerable areas of the upper torso and sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of the spine that forms part of the pelvis) during power outages.

Lateral Rotation Mattresses
For bedridden patients that have pulmonary complications, lateral rotation mattresses can provide continual lateral or side to side therapy to mobilize secretions and other bodily fluids. Lateral rotation mattresses provide all the features of low air loss and alternating pressure mattresses but also include lateral rotation with side perimeter and static therapy. Lateral rotation mattresses can improve circulation, stimulate the movement of body fluids and can decrease restlessness in patients.

Bariatric or Heavy Duty Mattresses
Bariatric mattresses are designed to support patients from 350 lbs. to 1000 lbs. Bariatric mattresses come in foam and pressure relieving models.

No matter what kind of mattress is used, careful attention should be paid to make sure the mattress is properly sized to prevent gaps or possible patient entrapment.

To see a selection of Rehabmart’s hospital bed overlays, go to the hospital bed overlay page.


Rachel Huber,
Medical Consumer Writer
and
Hulet Smith, OT
Rehabmart Team Leader & CEO

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