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
Lynda from Williams Lake
December 5, 2016
"excellent service arrived quickly, works perfectly"
Debara from Ontario, Canada
November 17, 2016
"I highly recommend this sheepskin medical pad! I wish I had gotten one sooner than I did. My daughter ordered me the sheepskin medical pad to cover my over-sized recliner chair. This chair is also my bed and it is used 24 hours of the day. My skin is very sensitive and prone to tearing and leaking. The sheepskin pad is very comfortable on my skin. The sheepskin pad lets my skin breath better than the blanket I had before and it helps keep my skin stay drier. The sheepskin pad does not shift and slid like my other pads did. I find it to be soft to the touch and the cream colour goes nicely with all decor in the house. I am very happy with the sheepskin pad and I have told my family I'd like another one so my chair/bed is never without this thick, soft pad again. I will soon have to be using a wheelchair most of the time and I plan to get a couple of sheepskin pads for the wheelchair when I get it. The online purchase was easy and I received my shipment sooner than I thought I would. I will definitely be buying another sheepskin pad."
Lynnie from BC, Canada
October 28, 2016
"I purchased this mattress pad as an early Christmas present for my hubby, who suffers from back pain, which disturbs his sleep. He loves it! Very comfortable and cozy! We both now delight in a full nights rest!"
Jackie from Wash DC
October 23, 2016
"Purchased this for my 93old mom in addition to a larger one for her bed. I hope this will help her be more comfortable in her chair. Very pleased with both purchases and service. This product washes and dries nicely and is very soft."
Jackie from Wash DC
October 23, 2016
"Purchased this to help 93 old mom to prevent bed sores and be more comfortable. Very nice and extremely soft. I was able to cut a small piece to use on a shower chair. That piece washes and dries nicely. Very pleased with this purchase."
Alan from The Colony, Texas
October 22, 2016
"The material is high quality and very plush. Perhaps it would be valuable if you also had offering for the various Power chairs that the handicapped use. That was reason for my purchase and it came close to being right fit. Or offer a chart detailing the regular option sizes with an opportunity to custom fit one."