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
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Patricia from Oklahoma
August 4, 2018

"The chair pad is perfect for the reason I ordered it for my husband.it seems to be helping with his pressure wounds."

Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A
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Stand from Austin, Tx
August 1, 2018

"Sit often at my computer. Older age brings with it, less muscle to protect the sciatic around the butt area. The Sheepskin has replaced what I have lost, so now my sciatica is protected once again. Cushion is just right, stays in place in chair, and sheepskin is very soft."

Medical Sheepskin Pad - Grade A Medical Sheepskin Pad - Grade A
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CAB from Arizona
July 15, 2018

"I am in love with this sheepskin . I am using it both for sleeping on, and sitting. It relieves a lot of back pain. I want to buy another soon, so I always have one!"

Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion - Grade A
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from Kahului,Hawaii, USA
July 13, 2018

"I bought this product for myself because my health condition and love it a lot, it’s just what I needed and it’s been helping me so much.I will definitely look to you for more of my sheepskin when needed also tell friends and family where to get theirs.Very happy and satisfied also for your fast and friendly staff. Aloha from Hawaii"

Half Queen Medical Sheepskin Bed Pad - Grade A Half Queen Medical Sheepskin Bed Pad - Grade A
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SA from Texas
July 9, 2018

"I bought this for my 84 year old mother, who has had interrupted sleep patterns for years. After putting it on her bed, she is now getting a full night's sleep. She loves it! She says that it is very comfortable."

Queen Size Medical Sheepskin Mattress Pad - Grade A Queen Size Medical Sheepskin Mattress Pad - Grade A
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Mark from MN
July 2, 2018

"Very high quality. My sleeps are now so restful. Thank you for a great product and prompt delivery."

Medical Sheepskin average customer review rating

4.8 out of 5
Based on 437 customer reviews.

Priced from $29.95 to $599.95