Protective sleeves that provide cushioning for HEELS & ANKLES
Lightweight, two way stretch sleeve with Mineral Oil-based Gel pads providing gentle protection.
Flexibility for conforming easily to bony areas of the body, such as HEELS & ANKLES
Help in reducing skin break down and shear force injuries
Low profile moulded gel heel cup is designed for use with footwear
The M-Gels used in GEL-eze ® products are 100% medical grade, non-allergenic mineral oil-based visco-elastic compounds.
This product has been designed to help maintain skin integrity in the elderly and those most 'at risk' from compromising skin conditions.
Some facts to be considered when choosing products to assist with skin management.
SKIN CHANGES IN THE ELDERLY
- Dermis loses 80% of its original thickness.
- 40% less Collagen.
- Sebum and sweat production is reduced.
- Epidermal layer separates more easily from the dermis.
- Elastin fibres decrease in number but increase in size rendering skin stiff and inelastic.
- Small blood vessels diminish by 40%.
SKIN CARE FOR THE ELDERLY
- Use pH balanced soap alternatives e.g. (PERI FOAM CLEANSER)
- Shower every second day, with warm not hot water.
- Apply perfume free, low preservative moisturisers.
- Apply protective devices to those at risk.
Available in 4 sizes - Ex Small, Small, Medium & Large
SHEAR PROTECTION®, can also help to protect arms and legs from cuts & scratches and will assist in protecting the skin from prolonged exposure to the sun.