I wanted to hear from some other SCI about what type of bed and mattress you use? Usually, many use a hospital bed for the many features & advantages it offers. The mattress is an important factor in keeping you comfortable, sweatfree and eliminating pressure sores.|
For years, I've used a nice hospital bed with a variety of mattresses. For the past few, I've used a silk air mattress. A couple of those years, I battled a deep pressure sore on my left cheek. This silk air mattress is so awesome in relieving pressure and preventing me to be turned so often. However, when it heals Medicare does not want to pay for the mattress anymore!! I do live in my home and have caregivers come 3X a day. In the night, I sleep on my back all night and am able too because of the air mattress! I'm a thin person and this mattress helps prevent pressure & sores!
At this time, Medicare is asking for me to appeal, buy out the remaining months or have the air mattress picked up! Of course I would like to keep it, but the monthly cost of $633 is like a apt or house payment. The outrageous prices these medical equipment co. charge to insurances is causing them to go broke!!
It definently is not anymore to provide the best quality to a customer!!
Anyway, could some of you share with me what type of bed & mattress you use? In the past or now, if you had a pressure sore and use a certain mattress you own please do tell! The brand names and what the pros & cons are with it! I need to make a decision this coming week.
Hope to hear back!