Patients who spend most of their time in a hospital have to take special care to reduce risks of pressure related sores and wounds. This is an important feature of health care and it is needed in all aspects of daily activities. Pressure care equipment has been designed in particular for elderly and others who are immobile and unable to change positions on their own and to avoid being inflicted with pressure sores and wounds due to their immobility.

Independent Living Specialists has a range of Roho pressure cushions in all their stores Australia wide. These cushions have been specially procured from a reliable and reputed manufacturer ‘Roho’.

Use of Pressure Cushions

Pressure cushions give maximum comfort and aid for those who sit for long periods of time. The dimpled or strengthened pads give a patient additional support and retain pressure when they need it the most. It could be fitted to your chair to replace or improve the cushions currently used. The square pressure cushion is ideal to be used after surgery.

Requirement of Pressure Cushions

It is important to know that those who are inflicted with immobility are at risk of getting pressure ulcers by spending long periods in the same position. These ulcers are very painful and usually occur through continuous pressure on soft tissue generally found over a part of a bone area such as shoulder, heel or hip. When the skin rubs frequently against clothes or bed linen or even perspiration could worsen the problem.  Pressure ulcers could also lead to serious health issues as due to the blood flow to the affected area being reduced it could cause dangerous infections which may be slow to heal and not easy to cure.

Anyone at risk of developing pressure ulcers should take quick medical treatment and thereafter based on medical advice resort to using a pressure cushion specially designed to amend or prevent the problem.

Roho Pressure Cushions

Roho low profile pressure cushion, Roho high profile pressure cushion and Roho high profile Quattro pressure cushion are the fast-moving cushions of the Roho brand available at Independent Living Specialists stores Australia wide.

Roho Low Profile Pressure Cushion 

Priced at $765.99 it has a unique shape which promotes blood circulation to facilitate prevention of pressure, maximum relief, and healing faster. When the body is placed in the cushion, the adjustable cells adapt according to patient’s body shape and a bigger contact area is gained for the distribution of pressure, resulting in minimizing of pressure in any one area. Air pressure is adjustable and can be adjusted to suit the requirements of the user. The durable neoprene manufacture is soft and suits skin sensitivity and easy to clean.

Pressure Cushion - Roho - Low Profile

Roho High Profile Pressure Cushion

Priced at $765.99, it has cells that are interconnected. Its exclusive shape promotes blood circulation to assist the progress of pressure prevention, relief, and healing. The durable Neoprene manufacture is soft and suits skin sensitivity and easy to clean. The air pressure is adjustable and can be altered to suit the requirements of the user.

Pressure Cushion - Roho - High Profile

Roho Quadtro High Profile Pressure Cushion

Priced at $765.99 has a greater depth immersion, which provides a greater level of pressure care. Air pressure is adjustable and can be altered to suit requirements of the user.  Constructed with a durable neoprene which is soft to the suit the skin and could be easily cleaned. In addition, a breathable zippered Lycra cover with a non-slip base is provided along with Roho Quadtro pump.

Pressure Cushion - Roho Quadtro - High Profile

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Pressure Care to Prevent Injuries


If you are confined to a chair or bed for whatever reason, then you may be susceptible to pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores. If you are patient receiving treatment, pressure care will be considered part of your treatment plan with measures taken to prevent injuries from being in one place for extended periods of time. Each patient should be taken on as individual circumstances.

Areas that are prone to pressure injuries are known as bone prominences or areas in which the bones are closer to the surface that will be under a certain level of pressure and at greater risk of developing ulcers. Apart from the bone prominences, you also need to consider skin folds or areas in which skin-to-skin contact can create abrasion, and thereby be at risk of an ulcer.

The following images denote areas in which a person may be at risk of developing pressure ulcers as provided by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

Changing Positions

In order for proper blood circulation, you need to keep moving or in the event you are confined to a chair, you should have someone assist you by regularly taking pressure off ulcer risk zones. If you are seated in a chair, make an effort to carry out Weight Shifts such as tilting or reclining – this can be aided with the lift chairs/reclining chairs, leaning from side to side, leaning forward, independent push-ups – using your upper body strength to lift yourself up from the chair, and crossing your legs.


By ensuring you receive a well-balanced meal, you are able to take better care of your skin and in the process prevent skin damage.

Checking Your Skin

As you may spend a lot of time in one place, you should take caution and check your skin regularly. One of the priorities should be to keep the skin dry as moist skin (from perspiration/incontinence) can also be at risk for developing sores. You should also take the time to check the changes in your skin. If you are moving or someone is assisting you in changing positions for proper bloody supply and you are receiving proper nutrition, your skin will be able to stay healthy. Unhealthy skin is more susceptible to ulcers.

Pressure Care Products

For people who are required to sit in a chair or lay down in bed for lengthy periods of time, then using pressure care products is a must. For wheelchairs or lift chairs, you are able to use cushions, wheelchair pads or even a padded air chair (that also recline). For patients who are in bed, there are overlays of varying comforts. Mattresses specifically designed for pressure care and prevention are best suited for such circumstances. The Talley pressure care mattresses are great choices and are available for paediatric patients as well. They are ideal as they can be easily adjusted to suit a patient’s comfort requirements using the automatic pressure system.

ILS Australia Pressure Care Products

Speak to the Independent Living Specialists resident Occupational Therapists to find out more information on the pressure care products that are ideal for your requirement.