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    Air cushions are specially designed pressure relief cushions, which can help to reduce the risk of pressure sores (or bedsores) caused by prolonged periods of sitting. If you have restricted mobility, or you spend several hours in a chair or a bed every day, it’s hugely beneficial to invest in equipment and aids that relieve pressure and keep bed and pressure sores at bay. When you’re sitting down, certain parts of the body bear the brunt, and this can cause sores to develop. Using an air cushion is an effective means of preventing and treating pressure ulcers, ensuring users feel more comfortable. At O’Flynn Medical, we specialise in sourcing and selling medical equipment, including air cushions for wheelchairs and standard chairs, support cushions for the elderly and pressure-relieving air cushion seat pads. We provide the finest quality products at affordable prices. 

    We are a family-run business, and we prioritise customer service. We have carefully curated a selection of high-quality air cushions that are proven to relieve pressure and lower the risk of pressure sores and ulcers. There is a handy FAQs section below, but if you have any other questions or queries, or you’d like advice on any of the other products we sell, such as a hoist and sling, an air mattress, or a hospital bed, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Our friendly team is on hand to help. 

  • Air Cushion

    Conform High Risk Air Cushion

  • Sedens 410 Seat Cushion

  • Air Cushion

    Sedens 500 Seat Cushion

  • SofCare Chair Cushion

  • FAQs

     

    What is a pressure relief cushion?

    A pressure relief cushion, also known as an air cushion and or gel cushion, are specially designed seat pads, which reduce pressure on vulnerable points of the body to prevent pressure sores and ulcers. If you spend long periods of time sitting in the same position, for example, you use a wheelchair, there is a risk of sores forming on the pressure points, which are found in the buttocks, on the backs of the thighs and on the back. Using an air cushion or gel cushion will help to relieve pressure from these areas, increasing comfort and minimising the risk of sores. 

     

    What’s the best support cushion for the elderly?

    Elderly people often have restricted mobility, and this can mean that they spend long periods of time sitting down. Using a support cushion can help to promote comfort, at the same time as preventing pressure sores. We stock a wide range of pressure cushions for the elderly, including the Conform cushion, the Sedens 500 seat cushion, and the Stryker Sofcare chair cushion. It’s difficult to say which options are the best support cushions for the elderly, as every individual is different. If you are looking for advice or more information to help you choose the right seat pad for yourself, for a loved one or for a clinical care setting, our dedicated staff team will be happy to help. 

     

    How do air cushions work?

    Air cushions are designed to relieve and reduce pressure by redistributing weight and creating a comfortable surface on which to sit. The Conform Cushion, for example, uses advanced technology to recreate a surface that is similar to water, providing optimum comfort and alleviating pain and pressure. In addition to distributing weight evenly to relieve pressure points, air cushions also adapt to the natural contours of the body. 

     

    What is the best wheelchair cushion?

    Sitting down in a wheelchair for a long period of time can elevate the risk of pressure sores, so it’s beneficial to invest in a wheelchair cushion. At O’Flynn Medical, we have a selection of wheelchair cushions available, including an alternating air cushion for a wheelchair. Our collection includes the Conform Cushion and the Sedens 500 Cushion. These products are proven to offer high levels of support, while the SofCare Chair Cushion provides lower level of support for shorter periods of use. We also sell gel cushions for the elderly and wheelchair users. These are ideal for general seating, as well as for wheelchairs. If you’d like more information about the specific products, or you’re unsure which option is best for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

     

    How often should a wheelchair cushion be replaced?

    Our wheelchair cushions are built to last, but they won’t provide a suitable level of support forever. We usually recommend replacing wheelchair cushions every 3 years, but if you notice any signs of wear or tear or damage, it may be best to buy a new one slightly earlier. 

     

    How can I find out more?

    If you have any questions or queries about air cushions, or you’re interested in buying a pressure-relieving air cushion for a chair, but you’re not sure which product is best for you, please feel free to contact us. We are a very friendly bunch, and we’ll be able to give you tailored recommendations according to your individual requirements and preferences. Simply give us a call or get in touch with us online. 

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