Forté Cuddle Bed Mattress Customisation
Whilst Forté Healthcare designs mattresses specifically for pressure care, we have a strong emphasis on patient wellbeing, comfort, compliance and holistic care.
Much research shows that offering a high level of care whilst accommodating as much independence and normality as possible has powerful, positive impacts on people’s lives.
Forté will customise any mattress to accompany a ‘Cuddle Bed’, encouraging normal partner sleeping and minimising anxiety, isolation, strangeness among patients. This includes in acute care applications such as palliative and maternity wards.
Forté offer ‘Cuddle Bed’ static foam or air system solutions for individuals from low to very high risk.
Speak to Forté today ask what can be done to help!
AVAILABLE FOR ANY FORTÉ MATTRESS AND COVER
- Cuddle bed customisation is available on any Forté mattress including those for the low-high risk (static foam) and very high risk (air) pressure care application
- Learn more about our range of mattresses
- Can be made in the following structure options:
- width extension bolster kit. Read more.
- single piece / standard mattress
- Split Mattress which consists of two separate single or narrow single mattresses. Mattresses can be made of the same or of a different configuration to meet the specific clinical and comfort requirement of each patient.
CLINICAL & PATIENCE COMPLIANCE
- There is so much depending upon the Sleep Surface performing correctly and our bespoke, individualized approach ensures optimal outcomes.
- Rest assured, All customisations are checked off by our Research & Development team to ensure the therapeutic function of the mattress is not impeded by the increased size
About the Cuddle Mattress
Forté Customisations & Accessories
Homecare Style Comfort
WHY A CUDDLE MATTRESS?
The last thing anyone unwell, palliative, injured, disabled and in pain wants is to be alone and forced into a single size ‘hospital bed’. It has been proved the healing process is much better when the patient is comfortable and happy. Cuddle beds are more spacious to allow for company in bed.
Any Forté mattress can be made to suit a cuddle bed, without compromising on its clinical function!
Cuddle beds can also make primary care easier – i.e. more space for efficient and safe dressing.
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
The Forté production facility in Armidale is specifically dedicated to Medical Mattress’ design, development, and production. This ensures unrivalled expertise and process control for superior quality, value, and performance. Forté utilizes leading global technology and research in the design and development of each medical device. Products manufactured by Forté in Australia are produced in compliance with local regulatory standards and exceed clinical standards recommendations such as European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance – a quality you can trust!
Australian made by Forté Healthcare in Armidale NSW, Forté products are synonymous with quality, performance, longevity, and functionality and is trusted by leading Hospitals and healthcare professionals to deliver clinical results and positive outcomes.
Why is it important to purchase Australian made products?
By purchasing products from Forté you are investing into the future of pressure injury prevention in Australia, creating regional jobs and boosting our economy for the better of everyone. Australian Made for Australian Care.
If your mattress does not fit the bed platform perfectly, there is risk of entrapment.
The term “entrapment” describes an event in which a patient/resident is caught, trapped, or entangled in the space in or about the bed rail, mattress, or hospital bed frame. Patient entrapments may result in deaths and serious injuries. Patients are the highest risk for entrapment are older or frail adults and those who have conditions such as agitation, delirium, confusion, pain, uncontrolled body movement, hypoxia, fecal impaction, or acute urinary retention. These conditions make them likely to move about in the bed or to try and get out of it.
There are typically seven zones of entrapment: within the rail, under the rail (sides and/or ends, between the rail and the mattress, between split bed rails, between the end of the rail and the side edge of the head or foot board, between the head or foot board and the mattress end.
The space between the inside surface of the rail or foot/head boards and the mattress can compress by the weight of a patient’s head or body part, or if there is any shift of the mattress or rail looseness.
Contact Forté today if you need a mattress customised to suit a specific bed platform.
IMPORTANCE OF PATIENT COMPLIANCE FOR PATIENTS
Comfort = Compliance
When pain is relieved by the support surface:
a. The individual is more sensitive to discomfort and pain which may indicate concentrated pressure – a warning sign that there is a risk of pressure injury formation
b. Better sleep = less fatigue = more stamina = better physical and mental endurance for client and caregivers
c. Reduces need for pain and sleep medication – improves cognitive state, less strenuous care regimens
d. Reduces the risk of the individual refusing to sleep on the prescribed mattress, resorting to a non-compliant surface such as a recliner chair
Lustig M, Gefen A. Computational studies of the biomechanical efficacy of a minimum tissue deformation mattress in protecting from sacral pressure ulcers in a supine position. Int Wound J. 2021;1-10.doi:10.1111/iwj.1370710 LUSTIG AND GEFEN.
Leveraging clinical expertise, with leading raw material technology and in-house manufacturing capabilities Forté Healthcare ensures optimal outcomes for pressure injury prevention, infection control and patient comfort.
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.