Air Mattresses

Air Mattresses

Air mattresses have a high level of pressure redistribution that includes alternating pressure, low air loss, lateral turning & pulsation. They are considered the best for long-term care.

Don't know which type of hospital bed mattress you need? 
We wrote a comprehensive "Hospital Bed Mattress Buying Guide" to help you pick the RIGHT mattress for your unique needs. Check it out. 

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Why choose an air mattress? 

If you are shopping for a hospital bed mattresses, air mattresses are a great choice because they are specially designed to distribute a patient's weight evenly and reduce the risk of pressure sores which can be a common problem for those who are bedridden or spend a lot of time in bed due to limited mobility.

These therapeutic, medical-grade and pressure-relief air mattresses are a complete mattress system that replace the existing mattress on the bed.

Let’s take a deep dive into the different types of air mattresses commonly used with hospital beds in medical and home environments:

Types of air mattresses

You can sort out these types of air mattresses by using the filter on this page. Select "Mattress features." 

Alternating pressure mattresses

Alternating pressure mattresses are designed to provide pressure relief by alternately inflating and deflating air cells to mimic the movement of a patient's body. They are powered by an electric pump that regulates the air pressure in the mattress.

+ Designed for those with moderate risk of developing bedsores.

Low air loss mattresses

Low-air loss mattresses are designed to help manage moisture buildup and maintain a dry environment for the patient. They comprise a series of air-filled cells covered by a permeable fabric that helps patients with a high risk of developing bedsores and requiring continuous pressure relief. You can buy this mattress if you are looking for a long-term hospital bed mattress for those who are bedridden.

+ Designed for those with high risk of developing bedsores. 

Lateral rotation mattresses

Lateral rotation mattresses are designed to prevent and treat pressure ulcers by gently turning the patient from side to side. These mattresses are powered by an electric motor that helps rotate the patient.

+ For those patients who spend a significant amount of time in bed.

Bariatric air mattresses

Bariatric air mattresses are designed for patients who are overweight or obese. These mattresses are larger and more durable than standard air mattresses and can support patients weighing up to 1,000 pounds. They are typically used in intensive care units and other hospital settings where bariatric patients require long-term bed rest. 

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Use the filter on this page to sort out the type of air mattress you need. Select "Mattress Features."

What are the advantages and disadvantages of air mattresses?

There are several different types of air mattresses available for hospital use, each with its own set of benefits and features. By understanding the different types of air mattresses available, you can select the most appropriate option for your patients and help prevent the development of pressure ulcers.

Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of air mattresses for hospitals.

Advantages

  • Pressure Relief:
    Air mattresses are designed to evenly distribute a patient's weight, reducing pressure points and the risk of developing bedsores.
  • Customizable Firmness:
    You can adjust the air pressure inside the mattress to provide the patient with the desired level of firmness and comfort.
  • Durability:
    Air mattresses are made from durable materials and can withstand regular use in a hospital environment.
  • Easy to Clean:
    Most air mattresses have removable covers that can you can easily clean and disinfect. 

Disadvantages

  • Noise:
    Some air mattresses can be noisy when the air pressure is being adjusted or when a patient moves around on the bed.
  • Cost:
    Air mattresses can be more expensive than traditional mattresses, which can be a consideration for healthcare facilities on a tight budget.
  • Requires Electricity:
    Some air mattresses require electricity to inflate and maintain the air pressure, which can be a consideration in areas with unreliable power supplies.

Nonetheless, air mattresses are a good choice if you carefully compare the options and make a selection based on your needs, budget and liking.

Check out the options we have or if it’s your first time buying a mattress, message or call us for advice and assistance!

If you don't need this level of comfort, click to see our other hospital bed mattress options.

How much is shipping?
Shipping is free in the Continental USA for all commodes and other products. Please contact us if you require shipping to Alaska or Hawaii.

What if I don't like it? What is your return policy?
Some products by law cannot be returned for hygienic reasons. For all others, we offer a 30-day return policy on most products. Damaged product may be returned and exchanged at no cost to you. All others will be shipped at the customer’s expense to the least costly location. A 15-20% restocking fee will also apply depending on the item. See our Policy page for more information.

You said you will match price if I found a cheaper price elsewhere. What do I need to do to get that low price?
Thank you for wanting to do business with us! This is explained in detail on our Policy page. First though, we like to advise customers that there may be hidden costs at other shopping sites such as shipping or tax. Or perhaps what you're looking at may not include options we include. Be sure you are comparing apples to oranges!

Do you bill Medicare?
In order to keep our costs down and offer greatly reduced prices, ADHME does not bill any insurance company. However, for certain products that Medicare may partially reimburse on a purchase (i.e., commodes, lift chairs, walkers and rollators), we do provide a detailed paid invoice which will include any product HCPCS billing codes. We suggest checking with your private insurance company about possible reimbursement from them with your paid receipt.

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