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POSTED ON: January 31 2013
Posted by:Su-Lauren Wilson owner,CFO
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Specialty Medical Supplies for Bed-Bound Patients

(Please note that the products cited for examples below may not be available forever from the manufacturer and if this is the case, our customer service will gladly find you a comparable replacement.)

Tranquility Heavy Duty Underpad for Bed Bound PatientsSmartCore Disposable Briefs for Bedridden PatientsToothette Oral SwabConvatec Aloe Vesta Bathing Cloths

While generally most bed-bound or bedridden patients will have their medical supplies covered by an insurance program (Medicare, Medicaid, and/or private insurance), we want you to know that there are many products out there that are not covered by these insurances simply because the cost is higher than what the insurance company will allow.  Please check with your local provider first before, as we can not say what is and is not covered entirely.  For our bedridden patients, we have a top tier program that gives comfort, reliability against leaks, skin breathability, and promotes health.  Not all medical supplies are made the same and it is up to the patient’s caregiver to ensure quality products are used.  Our customer service is glad to take any questions you may have about our products.

While most bed-bound patients will need a long list of supplies, including but not limited to: catheters, incontinence supplies, gel bed/mattress pads, skin ointments, cleaning and sanitation materials, and wipes, we will only discuss a few of them here, starting with incontinence. While there are many options, we want to introduce the Tranquility (circle R) line, a specialized product line for bed-bound and bariatric patients.  All the products offer maximum absorption, up to a quart of liquid in some instances, along with durable materials, easy to adjust tabs, and slip-resistant materials.  Tranquility (circle R) offers the Tranquility® Heavy Duty Underpad for Bed Bound Patients, a bed pad/chux; the Tranquility® Premium OverNight™ Disposable Absorbent Underwear, a pull-on/disposable underwear; the SmartCore™ Disposable Briefs for Bedridden Patients, a diaper; and the Tranquility® TopLiner™ Booster Pad and Contour Pads, which are an additional liner pad that adds absorbency to any incontinence product.  The Tranquility (circle R) line is our top tier product line for bed-bound patients, but there are other brands who make comparable products. 

Skin care and skin breakdown are another major concern for patients who aren’t mobile.  Skin ulcers are a serious medical condition that if left untreated can cause serious medical complications.  We offer many types of skin ointments and wound care products to help prevent or treat skin ulcers.  The type of ointment or treatment is best decided by a physician but once you know what you need, our Wound Care and Wipes and Skin Aids pages are where you need to look.  It is there you will also find specific wound care dressings and bandages, a wide variety of incontinence wipes for bathroom purposes, like Prevail® Premium Adult Washcloths, bathing materials like Convatec Aloe Vesta® Bathing Cloths for no-rinse bathing, and Toothette® Oral Swabs, for oral hygiene.  All of these items are essential for providing the best quality of life care to a bedridden patient and we are able to ship them quickly to your door.

Finally, most patients who are bedridden will have round the clock caregivers.  These caregivers may or may not provide their own supplies, or you may not approve of the quality of supplies they bring.  We offer many supplies that caregivers can use to keep the patient healthy, their environment clean, and everything sanitary.  Gloves are essential, be they latex, non-latex, nitrile, sterile or not and we offer a large selection along with other sanitation products like the Viraguard® Antimicrobial / Antiseptic Hand Wipes.  Even with round the clock care, it is a good idea to keep sanitation items stocked up for family or visitors.  Keeping the patient safe should be a top priority.