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
Daughters of a 99yr Old patient from Albany, GA
September 21, 2016
"We purchased the sheep skin for my mom who is bed ridden and has bed sores. The length of the double pelt is good. It covers the full length of her twin size hospital bed, with some hanging over off the bed lengthwise. But the width of it is insufficient. When we turn her, we are constantly having to lift her up to adjust the pelt width-wise so that her arms are not off the pad. I have considered cutting off the portion that hangs off the bed and a portion of the pad that lays under her pillow then sewing it onto the side of the pelt to give her padding where it's needed. just as the two pelts were sewn in the middle by the manufacturer to make it long enough. Being a pelt, it does stay in place, is nice and soft, but just isn't wide enough"
Janet from Portland oregon
September 19, 2016
"Absolutely wonderful product! Incredibly comfortable and soooo soft. This vendor is remarkably efficient and shipping is so fast. Highly, highly recommend!"
Mike from Flowood, MS
September 18, 2016
"I have back issues and I use a Stressless chair. With the addition of this sheepskin pad, it truly adds a lot of comfort to my life. I highly recommend this pad."
Stacy from Greenfield, IN
September 6, 2016
"The crutch covers are phenomenal! I couldn't imagine the next 5 weeks without them."
Darlene from Galesburg, IL
September 3, 2016
"I purchased this for my sister that is terminal with Colon Cancer. She expressed how soft the sheepskin is. She is finding comfort in using this on her bed and does not wake up as sore. She was so pleased to find that it does not move around on the bed which makes it much easier for her when getting in and out of bed and turning from one side to another. We are all very pleased!!"
Mary from CA - California
September 1, 2016
"Purchased this for disabled adult son to help prevent skin breakdown - pressure sores. Area of primary concern - heels, both feet. After less than two weeks, heels are looking much better from reduced friction and good air flow. Highly recommend this product."