Bariatric Alternating Pressure Air Mattresses
Our Bariatric air mattress range provides care, pressure relief and comfort for bariatric patients weighing up to 500kg. Through the use of proven foam combinations, unique construction methods and high performance cover materials, the Icon MaXX range is the fitting choice for clinicians and facilities looking to achieve comfort, longevity and effective patient care. An extensive variety of configurations are available providing for a wide range of patient needs and requirements including custom sizing for precision fitting to the bed base used within the care setting.
A Bariatric Air Mattress Can Make All the Difference
Providing exceptional care for patients is made simpler with the right equipment, and a very important part of the care provided for all patients should come from finding the best suppliers. Here at Forte Healthcare, we create bespoke and volume manufactured mattresses, covers and accessories, and we specialise in bariatric air mattresses to provide unprecedented comfort.
For more than 20 years, our experience in the medical markets of New Zealand and Australia alongside clinical expertise and manufacturing know-how to develop and create high-performance medical mattresses. We combine the knowledge we have developed with top suppliers from around the world to innovate and manufacture mattresses for every conceivable medical application – from hospitals to care homes, mental health and group homes, palliative care, and home care. Each mattress in the range is characterised by superior care for both our customers and their patients.
If you are looking for a bariatric air mattress that is reliable, safe for patients and carers, and comfortable, then we can walk you through a range of options to find the most suitable.
Air System Bariatric Mattresses
Our Zephair range offers true leadership in patient care and comfort for facilities and homecare situations. We have created an air mattress for bariatric patients that is suitable for gentle critical care, pressure injury prevention and pain management.
The Zephair system offers stability, falls risk prevention, comfort, and compliance in any setting, and can be configured to suit patients needs. The range is available in single up to bariatric size, to make sure that all patients can remain comfortable and dignified.
As a bariatric medical air mattress, the Zephair Air System makes powered patient care for very high-risk patients on ICU wards, palliative, and aged care, or those needing spinal care simple. The mattress itself is built on a firm base foam layer, layered with a deep 22 cell alternating air system that is powered by a quiet and efficient air flow generator. On top of this is a combination of Airoform Immersion foams. We create a dual stretch waterproof and breathable cover to ensure that the mattress is easy to keep clean and minimise the risk of infections.
The shear mitigation that is built into all the layers means that when an immobile patient needs to be repositioned or transferred, the mattress maintains full integrity. The immersive top layer is breathable and waterproof, providing support and comfort as well as enveloping bony prominences. The combination of immersion and alternating pressure is perhaps even more important when looking into a bariatric hospital air mattress. Preventing and treating pressure injuries on bariatric patients can be more complicated when there is a lack of patient mobility, so alternating air pressure is a great way to help.
The Benefit of an Alternating Pressure System in Bariatric Mattresses
The bariatric alternating pressure mattress offers a system of care that is especially important for patients that cannot be repositioned frequently. Suitable for use in critical care and end of life care, for spinal patients and bariatric care, alternating pressure ensures that the patient is comfortable and enveloped, preventing pressure sores and ensuring that bony prominences are supported.
The active surface of these mattresses uses air to inflate and deflate different sections to redistribute pressure across the contact surface.
The Zephair range is perfect for use as a bariatric pressure mattress and offers unprecedented patient comfort in any situation up to 180kg. The Zephair Air System combines Airoform Immersion static foam technology, deep 22 cell alternating air system, A quiet and unobtrusive air flow generator alongside modular design makes the Zephair Air System a reliable option for high-level care as a bariatric medical pressure mattress.
The dual stretch, waterproof and breathable cover is an important part of the set up of a bariatric pressure relief mattress. Although the alternating pressure is designed to counteract pressure injuries when patients are not repositioned, the cover provides a reliable surface to make transfer and repositioning simpler. As a waterproof and breathable cover, it also provides a better microclimate, ensuring even heat dissipation and allowing moisture to evaporate. It can stand up to cleaning with harsh chemicals, so it is better for infection control within a facility or use at home.
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