Gelbodies - Prevention of Pressure Sores & Ulcers
When a patient is confined to a bed for a long period of time, pressure sores can form at multiple points on the body that do not have much fat to pad them, due to a decrease in blood circulation to those areas. Depending on how severe the sore is, they can go down to the muscle and even the bone making it difficult and painful for the patient to move. Pressure sores can be very serious, especially if infected. To help prevent this painful condition, Healthsaver are proud to provide the GelBodies range of protectors.
The GelBodies protectors use a pressure relieving gel, which is found in high-end wheelchair cushions, to offer additional padding to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form. The addition of padding to these areas improves circulation to those points by evenly distributing the body weight in those areas. The gel will not bottom out. By improving circulation, the GelBodies protectors not only help to prevent pressure sores from forming, but also provide the patient with added overall comfort helping them to relax. The gel is encased in a cotton-lycra "coolband" that stretches for an ideal fit and feels soft against the skin. When used, the GelBodies protectors help protect against skin breakages.
The Gelbodies Heel and Elbow Protectors use a pressure relieving gel, which is found in high-end wheelchair cushions, to offer additional padding to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form
GelBodies special pressure relieving gel.
GelBodies provide protection for areas at risk from pressure sores and nerve damage.
GelBodies combine breathable, stretchy Coolband material with a specially formulated silicone-based gel that provides soothing relief and pressure-relieving skin protection. The gel evenly distributes body weight and won't bottom-out.
GelBodies are suitable for Long Term Care and Rehabilitation patients to assist in the prevention of pressure sores. They are used in the hospital, nursing homes and homecare environment.
Advantages of GelBodies
The coolband material feels great, is skin compatible, breathable and can be machine washed.
GelBodies products are friendly, lightweight and discreet, with a comprehensive range to suit all shapes and sizes.
All GelBodies products have been researched and showed great pressure relief.