Foam Utility cushions
AliMed's foam cushions come in a range of densities and with varying degrees of support. Compared to other materials, foam cushions are a quick, inexpensive solution that helps improve comfort, stability, and support that relieves pressure points of tissue breakdown that cause ulcers.
Different foams are often used in combination, layered for their various properties of softness, evenly distributed supported, and memory. AliMed offers four types of foam:
Basic Foam(Polyfoam): Open-cell Polyfoam has interconnected, air-permeable cells that make it lightweight and flexible, with both durability and compressibility. A polyfoam cushion bears weight while still maintaining its original shape. The comfort and support for a Polyfoam cushion varies depending on the foam density. Less-dense foam has a softer feel, but bottoms out more easily under weight. Denser foam offers less cushioning but is more supportive. Polyfoam can be custom-cut to fit the needs of the user. For customer cushion ordering.
Latex Foam: Naturally derived from rubber, latex foam is known for its resilience. Among the most comfortable cushions, it is made up of interconnecting air cells, which react to changes in positions, sustaining a high comfort level.
Independent Cell Foam: An affordable, easy to set up alternative to air cell cushions, while retaining many of the pressure-and shear-reducing attributes that make air-cell cushions a favorite choice. Easily distinguished by its checkerboard appearance, this cushion is made up of blocks of Polyfoam that independently act as springs, working to evenly distribute pressure away from sensitive, bony areas. The cuts between each cell maximize airflow and reduce friction against the skin.
T-Foam (Memory Foam): This more complex foam cushion has a higher viscosity and density than Polyfoam or latex foam, causing the "slow recovery" effect - it remains compressed temporarily when the user shifts his/her body weight, providing pressure relief on air circulation to reduce the buildup of body heat and reduces shock and shear forces.