Aged Care Pressure Care Mattresses
The needs of Aged Care facilities in respect to Mattresses has changed significantly over the years. Increased scrutiny and visibility by regulatory and compliance organizations on preventable patient harms including Pressure Injuries and Patient Falls exposes Aged Care to possible investigation in event of improper care.
Trends indicate that residents and patients present to Aged Care facilities requiring significantly higher care and intervention than was the case historically. Family members that place their loved ones in care rightly expect a sound and safe clinical care environment that is properly equipped to provide for the needs of their loved ones.
In terms of equipment, it is arguable that it is the Mattress which has the most profound impact on the care experience and quality of residents within Aged Care facilities. Read More
Aged Care Mattresses in Australia & NZ
Forté Healthcare has seen the need to develop high specification Mattresses with sound clinical attributes to meet this challenge and ensure facilities are properly equipped to meet demands presented within the Aged Care industry whilst enhancing the comfort of residential and long-term care.
From Icon to Sovereign Static Care Surfaces, Alaise and Zephair Air Integrated Mattresses, Forté offer a proven range that will deliver appropriate care to a broad spectrum of resident’s requirements whilst maintaining compliance with regulatory standards and perfect adaptability to new or existing bed platforms.
We are here to support and guide you as you make your choice, and you can be sure that we are provider that you can trust to give you accurate and useful information. We have worked with both Australian and New Zealand healthcare providers for over twenty years, offering effective healthcare solutions to patients with varying needs.
Why Choose an Aged Care Mattress?
There are many aged care bed options on the market. It can be very difficult to select a mattress that correctly compliments the bed, delivers true comfort, reduces risk of pressure injury and falls occurrence all whilst providing value and affordability Fortunately, at Forte Healthcare, we provide a clear manufacturer direct consultation process so that you can be confident that you have chosen the right one.
Forte Medical Mattresses are designed for the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries, infection control and falls prevention. Patient comfort and care is provided, as well as protection for care staff and excellent longevity.
Forté Healthcare provides obligation free consultations to provide the most effective solution for your aged care bed mattress. All requirements are considered including logistics and installation, ensuring a comprehensive solution for aged care facilities.
Forté Medical mattresses are manufactured from the finest quality raw materials selected from specialist suppliers in Australia, Europe and the United States. Our extensive understanding of the application of raw materials within medical mattress designs ensures a unique outcome of both comfort and care.
As all our support surfaces are available customisable to order, we can include any modifications to the standard design during the manufacturing process. These options can include, but are not limited to:
- Unique pressure care requirements, with out pressure care mattresses
- Custom weight capacities, including our bariatric hospital mattresses and bariatric medical air mattresses
- Continence and fluid management, with our waterproof medical mattresses
- Varied functional needs
- Infection control and management
Even with modifications, your custom-made mattress will be manufactured and delivered quickly. We offer a ten-day dispatch guarantee for mattress orders that are ten units or less, which means that your patient can have the aged care bed they need without having to wait for weeks or even months for delivery.
Find the Perfectly Designed Mattress for Aged Care You Need at Forte Healthcare
If you are looking for a mattress for aged care, look no further than Forte Healthcare for the ideal solution to your patients’ requirements. Whether you are after volume manufacturing or bespoke one-off production, we can provide you with high quality medical mattresses solutions that exceed patient expectations and are commercially viable .
We are an Australian owned company, and it is our mission to protect and enhance the well-being of our customers. We use innovative ideas, and we apply new concepts and techniques to our range of products so that both patients and caregivers have the best experiences.
You can browse through the range of aged care bed mattresses on our website or request a catalogue from us today. If you would like to enquire further about our aged care mattresses, do not hesitate to get in contact with us, and we would love to tell you more. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Excellent Comfort for Resident Satisfaction and Quality Sleep and Rest
Solutions for every Pressure Care & Patient Requirement
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Find the Perfectly Designed Mattress for Your Aged Care Facility with Forté
If you are looking for a mattress for aged care, look no further than Forté Healthcare for the ideal solution to your resident’s and facility requirements. Whether you are after volume manufacturing or bespoke one-off production, we can provide you with high quality medical mattress solutions that exceed resident expectations and are commercially viable.
We are an Australian owned company, and our mission is to protect and enhance the well-being of our customers. We use innovative ideas and apply new concepts and techniques to our range of products so that residents, family members and caregivers have the best experiences.
You can browse through the range of aged care bed mattresses on our website or request a catalogue from us today. If you would like to enquire further about our aged care mattresses, do not hesitate to contact us; we would love to hear your needs and propose a perfect mattress solution.
Effective infection prevention and control are central to providing high quality healthcare for residents and a safe working environment for those who work in aged care settings. The Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (the guidelines) provide evidence-based recommendations that outline the critical aspects of infection prevention and control, focusing on core principles and priority areas for action.
The guidelines describe the best way to prevent and reduce infections occurring in healthcare settings including resistant infections. The guidelines include how to manage common infectious agents, for example, gastrointestinal viruses and evolving infectious agents, for example, influenza or multi-drug resistant organisms.
Any infectious agents introduced into the body can establish infection. In all healthcare settings, reusable medical devices, such as mattresses, should be handled in a manner that will prevent patients, healthcare workers and environmental contact with potentially infectious material. Post COVID-19 pandemic, Cleaning and infection control have become a bigger concern than ever before.
Appropriate reprocessing or precautions must be implemented for reusable equipment, such as the mattress to prevent patient-to-patient transmission of infectious agents.
Principles of reprocessing reusable medical devices include:
- Only Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)-included reusable medical devices should be used; before purchase, healthcare facilities should ensure that manufacturer’s reprocessing instructions are provided and are able to be followed by the healthcare facility.
- All reusable medical devices and patient-care equipment used in the clinical environment must be reprocessed according to their intended use and manufacturer’s advice.
However, Other standard precautions must take place. Standard precautions are basic infection prevention and control strategies that apply to everyone, regardless of their perceived or confirmed infectious status. Strategies include hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, cleaning, and appropriate handling and disposal of sharps. These are the first-line approach to infection prevention and control in health service organisations and are routinely applied as an essential strategy for minimising the spread of infections. Standard precautions minimise the risk of transmission of infectious agents from one person or place to another, even in high-risk situations, and render and maintain objects and areas as free as possible from infectious agents
Specifically, in relation to the support surface, there should be no exposed materials that will absorb fluid. As such, every mattress cover in the facility environment must have high frequency welded seams (as opposed to sewn) to meet infection control requirements and prevent seepage of fluid through open sewn seams. These electromagnetically fused seams protect against the risk of penetration fluid as they 100% seal off to prevent ingress of fluid or infection. To ensure extra strength, Forté reinforces welded seams with additional heavy duty stitching at stress points within the cover.
In addition, Forté mattress covers and foam cores are treated with anti-microbial treatment to prevent the growth of mould and bacteria on soft surfaces. It is a recommendation that soft surfaces must be impregnated with antimicrobial (self-disinfecting) materials.
All Forté products are included and registered onto the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Unless exempt, reusable medical devices must be ‘included’ onto the ARTG before they may be supplied in Australia.
Forté mattresses can withstand stringent infection control procedures and have been designed to suit facility standards so you can have peace of mind that all areas of your facility are a safe, clean environments for staff and patients.
Forté Healthcare; a family owned Australian company dedicated to excellence in the manufacture of Patient Support Surfaces, Medical Mattresses and Pressure Care Products. Day and night Forté products protect and enhance the well-being and comfort of patients and care givers in Aged Care Facilities.
Hear what Health Professionals say About Forté Healthcare Mattresses…
Forté Healthcare has been a pleasure to work with – the team is always easy to talk to and quick to respond to questions, queries and issues. We also had difficulty with a product and a new one was delivered the following business day ensuring participant safety and satisfaction.
We are really happy with the mattresses. Fantastic product especially given the short time frame for supply
Burnett Heads, QLD
You are amazing, it is on site with the client the day after it arrived. Can not thank you enough, really appreciate it. Hope you have a great week, you certainly made mine
Great product and Australian made. Locally owned and run as well as being a team of lovely people.
Customer service is fantastic. Products are of a high quality. A pleasure to deal with Forte.
Excellent company to deal with, quick turnaround. Carol fabulous to work with
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Have I mentioned what a fabulous company Forte is to deal with? It’s rare these days to have such tremendous support.
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Your products are easy to recommend as they are perfect for so many of our clients.
(And it helps that they are made in NSW too)
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Always an efficient and reliable service backed up by the personal, genuine communication.
You guys are amazing! The service and follow up care is next to none. Love working with you guys!
Really helpful team at Forte, prompt with communication, great product knowledge, and they have gone above and beyond to support our purchase experience.
Aged Care Facility
I couldn’t speak highly enough of the team at Forte Healthcare. The team are a pleasure to work with, always professional, prompt and knowledgeable in their responses.
If you’re searching for an Australian made QUALITY medical mattress, look no further than Forte Healthcare, you won’t be disappointed!
An awesome team here and some Very, Very innovative products!
Love the products, can not fault it in any way, the service from sales staff is exceptional.
Always reliable, responsive, knowledgeable, helpful and suppliers of quality products. I’m a Forte fan!
An amazing team of experts in the Medical Mattress world, with fantastic products!
10/10 for mattress quality and selection and 10/10 for service from Bradley, Carol and Crystal.
We love forte !!! Carol and the team at forte are amazing to deal with. The forte products sell themselves.
You’re Covered by Forté Healthcare’s ‘Successful Solution Guarantee’
At Forté Healthcare, we are so confident in the care and performance our support surfaces deliver, that we back our products and expertise with our ‘Successful Solution Guarantee’.
Here’s how it works:
Our team of specialists will help you navigate our product range to correctly match our support surfaces with your care environment and patient risk profile. This ensures you achieve the highest levels of patient care and pressure injury prevention.
If, for whatever reason the product we recommend isn’t helping you achieve the outcome you expected, we’ll work with you until it is. And in the unlikely event we still cannot provide the right solution.
We’ll refund you 100% of the charges to date.
- Can I use an electric blanket?
Yes, if there are no exposed wires and it operates at below 60°C. Please keep pressure care in mind however, consulting with your doctor or healthcare professional first.
- Can your mattresses be made to a custom size?
Yes, Forté can customise any mattress to suit any bed platform. Customised items will be more expensive than standard sizing and do take longer through production.
- Can I trial your mattresses?
Yes, most mattresses are available for trial. Contact Forté or your local distributor to make arrangements