Overwhelmingly preferred by caregivers and patients in multi-hospice trials:
“Because of factors known collectively as ‘skin failure’, skin integrity for end-of-life patients is often compromised. Therefore, wound healing is not always possible. In many cases, a more realistic goal for hospice providers is to maximize comfort and restful sleep while minimizing shear‐induced damage to weakened, friable skin. A newly developed, specialized support surface [PressureGuard Custom Care, from Span-America] was evaluated in seven hospice organizations. The surface was found superior in both comfort and prevention of further damage to skin integrity as compared to the powered and non‐powered surfaces typically available to hospice care providers.”
---Abstract from Addressing Skin Failure Through Support Surface Selection in Hospice Care: Preserving Skin Integrity while Maximizing Comfort
Custom Care: Better Surface. Better Care.