5 Tips For Choosing The Right Pressure Redistributing Mattress

Posted on in SelfCare Home Health Products, Mattresses

The tips are from 'Passionate People' - Invacare Europe's blog

Choosing the right pressure redistribution mattress can be a challenge. We would highly recommend working with your health care professional to choose the best mattress for your needs, especially if you have existing pressure sores. Here are the top 5 tips to consider:

  1. Skin assessment - your health care professional can assess your skin's current condition using a standard risk assessment tool like the Braden scale.
  2. Type of pressure redistributing mattress - options range from static mattresses (like foam/air/gel) to hybrids and alternating pressure/low air loss.
  3. Functional ability - if you transfer out of bed independently, make sure to look for a mattress with a firm transfer border.
  4. Bed/bed accessories - consider which type of bed the mattress will go on, and if any accessories you might need (like bed rails) will be compatible.
  5. Comfort - last but definitely not least! It's important to trial the mattress at least overnight, if at all possible, before you purchase it. You'll need to make sure that you can sleep comfortably on your new mattress.

Mattress Options for Pressure Redistribution


Topaz 8 Low Air Loss

An alternating micro low air loss mattress with multiple pressure reduction features.

  • Auto-pressure detection.
  • Micro low air loss technology.
  • 3:1 alternation therapy.
  • 8 soft/firm settings.

Read more about the Topaz 8.



Pressure redistribution focused on coccyx and heels.

  • Use visco foam, gel or air inserts to create custom pressure redistribution.
  • Full height transfer borders for best transfer flexibility.

Read more about the T-Style.


 G1 Dual Zone

Target high-risk areas with extra protection.

  • Foam perimeter border assists with transfers.
  • Gel insert options target coccyx & heel areas for pressure, friction & shear relief.

Read more about the G1 Dual Zone.



A comfortable & supportive entry level mattress for clients who have a lower risk of skin breakdown.

  • Memory foam combined with gel reduces body heat & decreases perspiration.
  • Can be ordered 84" long with no additional cost.

Read more about the Infusion.


 Solace Prevention 3080

Included at no charge with all of our rental beds.


  • Includes transfer border & pressure redistribution memory foam heel section.
  • Better option than the standard Solace mattress.

Read more about the Solace Prevention.

For more information, check out all mattresses on our website.