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Bedsores can be caused by poor circulation. They can be a grave problem for people who are required to sit or lie in one position for long periods of time. The suffering of someone not fully mobile can be increased by bedsores, friction irritation, chilling and sweating. There is a solution.
Canadian medical sheepskins can significantly ease the discomfort of pressure friction. The wool has been trimmed so that the short wool staple stands upright, providing more dense support. These Canadian skins have come from Ontario farms, and have been processed in a small Ontario town to be soft and supple yet sturdy.
Wool has a natural resilience. It contains masses of tiny air pockets so it “breathes”, unlike man-made fibres. This air movement encourages healthier blood circulation in the body. It helps a person maintain a more comfortable body temperature – neither too hot nor too cold. It wicks away moisture and is naturally resistant to molds, mildew and dust mites.
Areas that are lightly soiled can be sponged off and dried with a towel. It may also be machine washed with care, following our washing instructions, preferably using Eucalan. A final brushing will fluff it up to its previous beauty and resilience.
These sheepskins have also been used for sitting comfort in wheelchairs or on motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors, cars and trucks, recliners and couches. They are also enjoyed by well-loved dogs.
Over the past 15 years, I have had many opportunities to purchase medical sheepskins from Topsy Farms. They have brought comfort and ease to people who were struggling with their health, and were amazing at preventing bed sores and providing cushioning while keeping people at a comfortable temperature. The sheepskins are easy to care for and easy to use. As beautiful as they are comforting, I would recommend the use of Topsy Farms sheepskins to anyone who has a loved one who is required to stay in bed for long periods of time or who suffers from pain-related illnesses, and for those who are in need of palliative care.