Turn Yourself Pad
$72.00 AUD – $82.00 AUD
Some people who have Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Arthritis or other muscular skeletal problems, may have trouble turning from side to side in bed. The Turn Yourself Pad may help these people with limited strength, as the top material will reduce the friction under the shoulders and hips when turning. This special breathable sheet is placed on the bed and stays in position with a very strong breathable foam that will withstand commercial washing.
The Turn Yourself Pad is laid on the bed with the special foam facing down. Position the Pad with the top part just under the pillow to ensure it is under the person’s shoulders. The bottom part will then be under the person’s thighs, ensuring the hips will also be on top of the Turn Yourself Pad. This product can be used on any size bed.
When turning in bed, the person can use their legs to start turning or may even use their arms as well. The top layer of the Turn Yourself Pad will reduce the normal friction under the body so it may not be necessary to lift the shoulders & hips off the mattress while turning.
The Turn Yourself Pad is also available with a layer of Thermo Regulating material (Item 5832) sewn between the foam and the top material. This may be beneficial to people who cannot control their body temperature and has been helpful to Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and some Cancer patients, etc.
This product is similar to the Turn Yourself Sheet, which consists of two layers of material that slide over each other when the person needs to turn over. However, some restless people find that it moves around too much during the night. The Turn Yourself Pad has only one layer of slippery material on top, and this is sufficient to help a lot of people who do not need the extra ‘slip’.
Item # 5831
Item # 5832 With Thermo Regulating Material
Wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.