Long Term and Homecare
Long-term care is typically geared toward individuals who have a progressive or chronic health condition that requires ongoing care or assistance. Long-term care may be necessary with conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease or after a stroke. Some patients are eventually able to discontinue long-term care, but for many, it will be needed for life.
In many cases, the needs of patients receiving long-term care will increase over time as their condition worsens, or they will never be able to live without assistance again. Like short-term care, long-term care can be provided in a patient’s home or it can be provided in a long-term care facility. It may be skilled or unskilled, although long-term care is more likely to involve skilled care to manage a chronic or progressive condition.
The goal of long-term care is typically preserving the patient’s quality of life and health as much as possible. When delivered in a facility, long-term care often includes amenities to help with these goals such as social activities, salon services, and transportation.
Because patients who need long-term care are typically struggling with a chronic, debilitating, and/or progressive condition, additional services are typically necessary. Comprehensive services are often provided and may include personal care, therapeutic, and medical care.
Selecting equipment for homecare clients is different to the facility environment. Homecare environments have less regulations in relation to infection control and size. Homecare clients also tend to have more choice in relation to style and sizing.
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Comfort without Compromise
When selecting a pressure care support surface and/or medical mattress for any individual, individualised comfort and patient compliance is a factor that must be considered – especially in the home and long term care applications.
Forté has an extensive range of mattresses available to suit the varying clinical and comfort needs of every individual. Forté offer customisations and comfort options without compromising on the clinical function.
The best way to achieve successful outcomes from both the clinical and comfort aspect is to trial mattress options. If you trial mattresses with a client, then ask for their feedback and input as to what option they preferred, they feel like they have been involved in the decision and will have a far higher level of compliance.
Speak with a Forté consultant today to discuss the options that would nest suit you.
A Complete Mattress Range
Caring for someone within their home gives them familiar surroundings, which can be comforting. However, regular beds and mattresses are not always suitable for those who are recuperating at home, aged care or palliative care as they do not offer the right support, safety or positioning for the patient’s requirements. Specialised medical equipment such as mattresses must be selected to help your client throughout their journey.
Forté has a complete mattress range suitable for homecare and long term care from basic low care foam mattresses to very high care air mattress systems. All mattresses can be made to suit your specific requirements from a clinical, comfort and size perspective.
At Forté, we offer clinical quality healthcare mattresses, along with personalised service, so you can be sure you are getting just what you need. All our mattresses are Australian made, and we always use the best care and attention when helping you choose the perfect mattress.
With our roots going back to 1995, you can be sure that we know what we are doing when it comes to medical mattresses. We look forward to working with you soon and helping you give the best care to your loved one.
Every Product Custom Made
Every patient is unique and no two care environments are necessarily the same.
We readily acknowledge that with patients well-being and staff safety is at stake, we cannot take a ‘one-size suits all’ approach.
Every product we manufacture is custom made. We offer bespoke modifications to meet needs such as;
- Unique pressure care requirements
- Custom weight capacities
- Continence and fluid management
- Varied functional needs
- Infection control and management and much more.
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