Medical Sheepskin Pads
About our Medical Sheepskin
Medical sheepskin can work for people with various needs. It is great for someone who spends a lot of time in a chair, bed or wheelchair; it can reduce or prevent bed and pressure sores. Medical sheepskin pads have been used in hospitals and nursing homes for their healing and preventative qualities since the early 1960's.
When producing medical sheepskin, our team selects sheepskins with the highest pile density; this dense pile provides support. Medical sheepskin is sheared to an even length of approximately 1 inch (30mm), which distributes weight. Medical sheepskin mattress pads are specially tanned to ensure that the leather is pliable, and the entire pelt is easy to clean. This pliability allows it to conform to many positions. During the tanning process the sheepskin is also Sanitized®, which prevents fiber loss and makes the pelts very bacteria resistant.
Benefits of Medical Grade Sheepskin
Evenly distributes weight
Evenly distributing weight is important when reducing and preventing bedsores. 1 inch is the ideal pile height to evenly distribute weight. The fibers are soft and springy, so it conforms to a person’s body. This relieves pressure where it tends to build, improving blood flow.
Reduces excess moisture
Excess moisture is a reason why bedsores develop. Medical sheep skin is perfectly suited to deal with this. It can absorb up to 33% of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet. The fibers also release moisture back into the air at a quicker rate than other materials. Medical sheepskin’s ability to cut down on moisture makes it useful for skin irritations including rashes, itchy skin and eczema.
Acts as a natural thermostat
Sheepskin regulates body temperature; keeping a person warm without overheating. Sheepskin has hollow fibres, making it very breathable. This also works to reduce moisture buildup caused by sweat.
Improves the health of skin
Lanolin in wool has qualities that can improve the health of skin; it moisturizes the skin while protecting against the buildup of excess moisture. This enhances the feel of skin and everyday comfort. Sheepskin is also naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Lanolin has self-cleaning properties when left to air out.
Comes in many shapes and sizes
Medical sheepskin can be used on a chair, bed, wheelchair, or almost anywhere you can think of. It can also be used to ease soreness caused by crutches. To make sure that our medical sheepskin can help in as many situations as possible we offer wheelchair covers, chair pads, bed pads and crutch covers. We also have medical sheepskin wraps that can be used on a person’s elbow, knee, forearm or ankle. Take a look at all of the ways Australian medical sheepskin can improve quality of life.
Easy to clean
All of our medical sheep skins are machine washable. Our ivory medical sheepskins can be washed at 100°F / 38°C, while our hi-temperature medical sheepskin can be washed at 176°F / 80°C. Washing the sheepskin at a higher temperature allows for a more thorough disinfection. The hi-temperature sheepskin is also resistant to staining such as blood and urine.
Recent Reviews About our Medical Sheepskin
John from Roseville, CA
January 17, 2017
"I gave this sheepskin to my 90 year old disabled father to use in his wheel chair. He loves it. I only wish it was a bit bigger. Why not offer two sizes? Shopping site was easy to use. I really like the shorn look for my own home and suffer from dust mite allergies and a few others thus I would like to see an offering of shorn sheepskins also offered with the ability to wash them in hot water. I would definitely buy and so would a few of my friends who also suffer from the same or similar allergies. Great product."
neil from michigan
January 9, 2017
Olive from Peachland BC
January 6, 2017
"My daughter bought this for me. I am 88 and my recliner, although brand new, the fabric is rough on my aging skin. This blanket is almost perfect. So comfortable and goes from my kneck to back of my knees. The only thing that could make it better is if it was longer, going the full length of my recliner and if it was the width of my recliner so my arms could rest on it."
Terry from Starkville ms
December 30, 2016
"Got this for my 95 year old dad. He loves it!! Helps in recliner and bed. Great product!!"
Donita from Strasbourg, SK
December 30, 2016
"I purchased this for my mother who is palliative with lung cancer and spends a great deal of time in bed. We had an immediate positive experience as it is soft, warm but does not induce sweating, stays in place and does not slide around and immediately relieved pressure on all of her pressure points. The only thing we found slightly on the negative side is that it is a little narrow when turning her over as the measurement given for sale is taken for the widest spots and of course that is not the entire piece due to the shape but, that was a matter of choice as we wanted/ordered this one and not the rectangle shaped pieces. Confident anyone purchasing this will be happy with it and the price was extremely fair! The transaction was quick and simple, courteous and friendly staffing and the shipping was quick. NO complaints."
Linda from North Idaho USA
December 25, 2016
"I purchased this for my boyfriend as he has all kinds of aches and pain due to the nature of his job through the years to help him get a better night's sleep! He absolutely loves it and says it feels very soft and comfortable to sleep on! I know I will be ordering one for myself as I tried it his. It's made very well and the service was exceptional, and I received if in a timely manner and was not disappointed."