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Care home supplies

Care home supplies

Care homes cater to a wide variety of needs, they may provide elderly care, or support for those who cannot live independently. Therefore, the care home supplies used in these facilities may vary, in order to cover all residents support needs.

At Interweave, we supply an extensive range of care home supplies, from flame retardant bedding to moving and handling equipment. Take a look at our top products for care facilities.

 

Bedding

Durable linen is important in a care setting, as it has to withstand regular hot washing. While hard-wearing linen is key, comfort should also be a priority. We have a wide range of cotton and polycotton linens to suit all needs.

Flame retardant 

FR bedding is one of our most popular ranges, commonly used by care homes and for care at home. As the flame retardancy minimises the risk of accidental fire, it provides peace of mind. Approved to the British Standard of flame retardancy standard: BS7175.

The durable fabric launders well time after time, and you can choose from a wide variety of pleasing colours.

Disposable

Used in hospitals, clinics, salons, dentists and more, disposable bedding is a convenient and hygienic bedding solution. For situations where laundry is limited, or a quick bedding change is needed, disposable bed sheets and pillowcases are an effective solution.

The material is breathable, lightweight, and comfortable to sleep on. This kind of bedding is sometimes used when a resident is unwell, and changing regular bedding is difficult.

Interfit

The Interfit range is made with a four-way stretch fabric, making it easy for just one person to make a bed. This is particularly useful in care facilities where staffing may be limited. Interfit fabric doesn’t crease, and therefore requires no ironing, which is a great time saver.

It can be washed at 60 degrees without compromising on its quality and integrity.

 

Mattress protectors

Mattress protectors are a great option when looking to preserve the longevity of a mattress, and to make cleaning easier. This is the ideal solution for care homes, where residents may experience incontinence. You can buy multiple types of mattress protectors at Interweave, including the popular waterproof option.

Quilted waterproof mattress protector

This protector will protect a bed from accidental leaks and spills. It is available in a standard single bed size, measuring 90cm wide and 190cm long. The elasticated edges measure 33cm deep, this makes it easier for carers to put on the bed.

Inside the protector is a waterproof inner layer, with a super soft quilted top layer for comfort. Machine washable at 40 degrees for convenience.

White draw sheet

If you prefer flat sheets instead of fitted, this draw sheet is the ideal mattress protector. Made from a cotton rich fabric, this sheet protects a mattress from accidents, and is comfortable for the resident. It is placed under the bottom sheet, and is a simple and cost-effective protection solution.

Avoids the need for uncomfortable plastic sheets. This sheet is launderable, and dries quickly, perfect for care environments.

Pillows

In some cases, residents of care homes may spend a lot of time in bed due to disabilities or health reasons. Therefore, their pillows need to be as comfortable and supportive as possible.

care home suppliesWipe clean pillow

The “Dri-shield” wipeable pillow is ideal for any medical or care facility. The wipe clean pillow outer ensures the pillow is easy to clean and lasts longer. In addition, the cover is flame retardant to BS7175 Source 5, a requirement for many care homes.

Not only is this pillow practical, it also has a comfortable filling, which residents find not too soft or too stiff.

care home suppliesFlame retardant waterproof pillow

This pillow is often used by nursing homes, hospitals and local authorities due to its versatility. The seams on the pillow have been welded to ensure it is fully water repellent. On top of that, the pillow cover is flame retardant, tested to Source 5 BS7175.

It is comfortable to sleep on, easy to keep clean, and hard-wearing.

care home suppliesV shaped pillows

The v shaped pillow is designed to comfortably support the head, neck, and shoulders. Suitable for someone who requires additional, support when lying down or sitting. It is also wipe clean, ideal for a care environment. The inner material is a lightweight but strong polypropylene.

This pillow has a flame retardant cover, compliant with BS7175 Source 5.

 

Slide sheets

In care facilities, moving and handling residents is a daily task. Due to certain health conditions and disabilities, residents may require assistance moving in bed, or to a seated position. Slide sheets help with this. They are available in different styles, such as flat or tubular.

Using a slide sheet for moving residents minimises the risk of carers suffering back injuries, and provides a more comfortable experience for the resident.

Reusable slide sheets

Reusable slide sheets are launderable, meaning they are cost-effective and better for the environment. If your care home has sufficient laundering facilities, reusable slide sheets are a great option for keeping costs low. Made from a strong polyester with a silicone coated surface, they are easy and comfortable to use.

Choose from flat slide sheets or tubular shaped slide sheets depending on your needs, or opt for flat slide sheets with handles.

Patient specific slide sheets

In cases where there are no or limited laundry facilities, patient specific slide sheets are a popular choice. These slide sheets are also used when manual handling professionals visit patients in the community, as this is a hygienic and convenient option. Made from a silicone impregnated polyester, the resident finds it comfortable to lie on top of.

Typically used to move residents to a sitting position, turn them over in bed, or transfer to a trolley safely.

Slide sheets with handles

Slide sheets with handles provide additional stability when moving residents. The handles are on 3 sides of the sheet for ease of use and comfort of the carers, and helps to avoid staff suffering from back injuries. Made from 100% silicone coated polyester, and available in multiple sizes to suit the specific needs of the care facility.

For infection control, the reusable slide sheets with handles can be washed in a hot wash.

Transfer sheets

Transfer sheets are used to move a resident from a bed to a trolley. It features 6 ergonomic handles on each side, which helps the carers maintain a strong grip on the slide sheet whilst undertaking the transfer. Made from 100% non-woven polypropylene, which is tough and durable.

You can use transfer sheets with extension handles for more reach and stability.

Slide sheet extension handles

This tool is used to aid in moving and handling patients. You can add the handles to a transfer sheet for more stability. It has a 300kg breaking strain per strap, so you can move residents of heavier weights safely. The handles extend your reach by 90cm, making moving a resident easier and reducing the risk of injury to both the resident and carer.

The extension handles are launderable and reusable, an ideal product for a care home to have.

 

Non slip socks

Non slip socks are commonly worn in hospitals. Patients or residents with mobility issues, or those recovering from surgery wear these socks for peace of mind and added stability when walking around. The grip on the socks reduces the risk of slipping on hard surfaces such as wooden floors, or on bathroom tiles.

Choose from a range of sizes to fit most UK adult shoe sizes. These socks give residents more independence and increased confidence to walk around.

Double tread

These are the most popular style of non slip socks, as they feature a tread on both sides of the foot. If the sock turns around without the wearer noticing, they are still protected if they stand or walk. Made from a stretchy and breathable polyester, they are comfortable to wear.

In addition, they are latex free, therefore suitable for those even with allergies.

Fall prevention 

Falls prevention socks also feature a tread on both sides of the sock. The main difference between standard non slip socks and falls prevention socks is the bold yellow colour. This is used on hospital wards or in care homes to easily identify those at risk of falls.

This helps medical and care professionals to be aware of those who may require mobility assistance and should be monitored more closely.

 

Towels

Towels are essential to any facility and home, but quality matters. At Interweave, you can choose from a wide variety of 100% cotton towels in unique colours to suit your facility, as well as all the sizes you need for a complete set.

Coloured towels

These 100% cotton towels are soft and comfortable, in four size options. Choose from face cloths, hand towels, bath towels, and bath sheets, or select one of each for a matching set. Available in 14 appealing colours, such as greens, blues, pinks and classic neutrals.

The weight of these towels is 480gsm, and are suitable for machine washing at up to 40 degrees.

Contract white towels

Suited for care homes and hospitality, these contract white towels are a soft 100% cotton material. In addition, they are durable and absorbent whilst being cost-efficient. They are available in face cloth, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet sizes, as well as a high quality bath mat.

500gsm weight cotton fabric, suitable for washing at high temperatures. Our white towels are simple, comfortable and practical.

 

Shop more care home supplies

If you are interested in the products in the article, you can make a fuss free order online, and benefit from fast and free UK mainland delivery when you spend over £50.

If you require larger orders of our care home products, you can contact our helpful team to discuss your individual needs.

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