Beds for care homes must tick many boxes. They must be built to last, comfortable, and easy to use, making buying them quite a complex process. While the bed frame must be robust, the mattress chosen must be equally so, and well-suited to the environment it’s used in.
Selecting a waterproof option for care homes is vital. Whether your facility provides a home for those with mental health problems or those struggling with physical issues in later life, incontinence can be a common occurrence. Fortunately, there is a multitude of mattresses that are impermeable to moisture available to buy, the downside of this extensive range is that it can make decision making difficult.
To help scale down your search time, we’ve outlined three kinds of waterproof mattresses and their key advantages below.
If you require a hardwearing solution that will last many years without needing replacement, then a heavy-duty waterproof mattress may be ideal. Easy to maintain, these mattresses can be quickly cleaned thanks to their removable covers.
Packed with a memory foam filling, heavy-duty mattresses never need to be turned, lessening the workload of your staff onsite. Heavy-duty mattresses are well-suited to residents who may require a firmer mattress and are classified as an approved selection for care home use by the NHS.
Coiled spring solutions
Care homes that require a low-cost but comfortable option can look to the Thornley Express PVC Waterproof Mattress as a solution.
By balancing a spring system for strong support with a PVC sealed cover providing a barrier against liquid, residents can enjoy a dry night in comfort. These qualities make this mattress a great all-rounder for care homes for the elderly rather than patients with special needs.
If your facility provides care to residents who experience challenging behaviour or mental health conditions such as autism, you may need a more specialised solution. Anti-vandal mattresses have been cleverly constructed for extreme incontinence with seams that are heat welded so no liquid can penetrate. This type of mattress is currently the most heavy-duty solution available to buy.
Advanced care home sleeping solutions
If you’re in charge of purchasing equipment for a care home and are looking for waterproof mattresses you can count on, at Reinforced Beds, we have the solution you need. Don’t hesitate to contact our expert team today for any advice required and browse our waterproof mattress selection here on our website to find an option that fits your budget.