Pressure Care – Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
AGA Mobility take great pride in working with over 40 Care Homes across East Anglia.
Our partners highlight the care and consideration required to give each patient the very best quality of life in every situation. It is the same belief in that care that ensures that AGA supply and advise upon only the very best products available and to be able to provide solutions for every eventuality.
With this in mind, our pressure care products have been designed to the highest standards and will help prevent pressure ulcers developing and eliminate the risks they cause.
There is no cost for our initial assessment, and subsequent meetings to discuss the opportunities we see to improve facilities within your home.
With over 40 years’ experience of supplying pressure care equipment, we offer an unrivalled service. We have everything you need under one roof. From concept to completion, you will deal with AGA staff who are experienced, conscientious and committed to delivering excellent customer service.
What We Do:
- Review existing measures within the home
- Discuss with you the products and their benefits from our range of options
- Supply and deliver the product
- Provide training where required
Why We Do it:
- To improve quality of life for all individuals
- To improve the infrastructure of the home to provide the best care solutions.
- To help eliminate the potential for pressure ulcers developing
- To maintain dignity for the individual and to eradicate further risk or illness
What We Look To Achieve:
- An improved quality of life for individuals who endure prolonged periods of inactivity through being unable to move from their beds or who have problems being seated for long periods
- Eliminating the risks of pressure ulcers
- Limiting the risk of further illness through the development of ulcers
- To provide innovative, well designed and aesthetically pleasing, safe equipment. At AGA we also consider a careful balance of practical application, affordability and of course care for the individual
AGA, can work with you to assess and prevent pressure ulcers (bed sores) for those with a disability, limited movement or with age concerns.
Pressure ulcers are caused when an area of skin and/or the tissues below are damaged as a result of being placed under sufficient pressure or distortion to impair its blood supply. Typically they occur in a person confined to a bed or a chair most of the time by an illness; as a result they are sometimes referred to as ‘bedsores’, or ‘pressure sores’.
The use of equipment such as seating or beds that are not specifically designed to provide pressure relief can also contribute to the development of pressure ulcers.
Healthcare professionals can identify people who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers by carrying out a pressure ulcer risk assessment.
Many of the products within our range incorporate fluid filled, vapour-permeable, multi-stretch sacs that are encased within a supportive, heavy-duty foam surround. The fluid is able to move between the two compartments as the cushion contours to the body’s shape and position redistributing pressure over the widest surface area possible. The gel cushion’s design encourages the user to sit in a neutral pelvic tilt with the majority of the weight being taken by the buttocks and thighs. When the largest area of the user is in contact with the support surface the risk of developing high pressures which could lead to pressure damage is reduced. Other products use a soft elastomer, honeycomb structure that contours gently to large surface areas distributing weight evenly. Either choice will contribute to a more comfortable environment for the patient.
The new techniques in designing safe and life enhancing products means that they are an option for those users at high to very high risk of pressure related problems. Under testing, the newly designed seating enabled the patients to sit more comfortably, with an upright and symmetrical posture, for longer.
For those individuals seated for long periods and unable to adjust their position to relieve pressure, the risk of pressure-related problems increases. Therefore the importance of choosing the most appropriate seating system to ensure correct postural support and pressure care is vital.