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

Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A

Scarlett from TN
June 15, 2018
"I ordered one of these chair pads for my son, who is disabled and sits most of the day. He liked it so well, I ordered a second one for his computer chair, so we wouldn't have to keep moving the one from chair to chair! Great product. Thanks!"
Medical Sheepskin Wheelchair Arm Covers Medical Sheepskin Wheelchair Arm Covers

John Hart from Rhode Island
June 14, 2018
"My wife and I care for her brother and he kept having a rash on his ar from friction. We have bought several of these in the past mostly with velcro straps and these which have an elastic that easily installs and stays put work much better. I would recommend these to anyone."
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A

Randolph from Georgia
June 8, 2018
"My Mom uses it underneath her in bed for support for her buttocks and hips. It has provided excellent support in the area of need. The product is soft, smooth, and very durable."
Medical Sheepskin Pad - Grade A Medical Sheepskin Pad - Grade A

MTS from Arkansas
May 25, 2018
"Really soft and well made. Using it to prevent pressure sores. Helpful and pleasant staff, received product promptly. Thank you!!!"
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A

Steve from Yellow Springs, Ohio
May 18, 2018
"This pad is used for comfort for an elderly person who sits for long periods. We liked it so much after two days we bought another. Seems to be an excellent product and using their website is simple. Shipping is fast. If we need another or similar items this is where we will get them."
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A

Beader from Ashland Wi
May 11, 2018
"Ordered the larger chair size and it’s just right for my needs. Currently lying on couch or in bed, recovering from knee injury. The bed sores are healing and I doubt they’ll return as long as I keep the pad in place. Will later use on my chair. Product is as advertised, plush and thick!"

Medical Sheepskin Pads average customer review rating

4.8 out of 5
Based on 430 customer reviews.

Priced from $29.95 to $599.95