Bedsores — also called pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers — are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone.
People most at risk of bedsores are those with a medical condition that limits their ability to change positions or those who spend most of their time in a bed or chair.
Bedsores can develop quickly. Most sores heal with treatment, but some never heal completely. You can take steps to help prevent bedsores and aid healing.
Mayo Clinic: Bedsores & Pressure Ulcers
An important step you can take to avoid developing a pressure ulcer is to use a cushion that redistributes pressure evenly. This careful redistribution of pressure is what ROHO wheelchair cushions
are specially designed to do so no one area
is under stress. ROHO uses a "dry floatation" technology so you float
while sitting on your cushion and avoid pressure sores and ulcers. Each air cell works to hold your weight evenly. ROHO makes wheelchair cushions, mattress overlays, and they also make cushions that are specially designed to use on toilet seats and commode chairs. At each point of your day you can be comfortable and protected from the stress of bed sores. It can be uncomfortable to sit on a hard toilet seat but more importantly sitting on hard surfaces can increase your risk of pressure ulcers.
ROHO dry floatation air cushions
for wheelchair, toilet seats, and commodes provide the ability to constantly adjust and conform fully to your unique and specific body. If you use a foam or a gel cushion, that cushion is the same all the time or worse, it starts to become compressed and no longer springs back when no one is sitting on it. ROHO cushions change and adjust over time, if you gain or lose weight or even just shift your weight, ROHO air cushions fully support your body because the individual air cells are flexible.
If you are using a shower chair
or a commode chair
, this is the cushion you should be using to protect your skin from breakdown. ROHO uses the same dry floatation technology in their commode cushions as they do in their wheelchair cushions. It is also made of the same materials so cleaning and sanitizing the cushion is not a problem. This cushion comes in different sizes so it is a versatile solution for a wide variety of shower and commode chairs.
The ROHO commode cushion also comes with straps so it can be securely connected to the chair. This cushion can be used in bedside commode chairs or the style of chairs that go directly over your standard toilet.
If you are using a standard toilet with the traditional toilet seat ring, this is the air cushion that will work best for you. The ROHO toilet seat cushion is designed to position your body securely while protecting your skin from the pressure of the toilet seat. The ROHO cushion easily attaches to the toilet seat with straps that securely fasten. It is easy to install even if you don't consider yourself handy because there are no tools required. The toilet seat cushion is designed with multi-height cells, the cells in the inner ring are 1" high and the cells in the outer ring are 2.25" inches tall. This helps to hold you in place gently but doesn't disrupt actually using the toilet. The ROHO toilet seat cushion can be cleaned and disinfected with soap and water, just like standard ROHO wheelchair cushions. This is a cleverly designed cushion because it helps to protect your skin from pressure ulcers while still allowing you to use the regular toilet in your home.
How to Clean and Disinfect Your ROHO Air Cushion:
ROHO Air cushions can be cleaned and disinfected. You can clean the toilet seat cushion as well as the commode cushion. Simply follow this guide: How to Clean Your ROHO Cushion
. One of the most important things to remember when cleaning any ROHO cushion is to make sure all valves are closed before the cushion comes into contact with liquid. You do not want to allow water to get inside your cushion! The ROHO toilet and commode cushions do not come with covers so you don't have to worry about cleaning and sanitizing it. This simplifies the process and makes carrying for your toilet cushion easier. If you develop a small leak in your air cushion over time, find the small hole and fix it with the ROHO Tear-Aid rubber patch repair kit
. This is an easy to use kit that will help keep your commode and toilet seat cushion in tip top shape.