What is a Roho Cushion?
For individuals who are suffering from long term illnesses, or who have limited mobility and are either wheelchair bound or bed bound for a large portion of the day, finding a comfortable spot can be a challenge.
On top of this, staying in one location for a long period of time, such as lying on a bed, can increase the individual’s chance for developing things like bed sores or other soft spots due to the oftentimes flat, solid design of many wheelchair seats and beds.
That is where the Roho cushion comes in.
A Roho cushion is a comfortable, inflatable cushion for wheelchairs and beds that can help increase the comfort available for individuals who suffer from mobility issues, or who must be bed bound for most of the day. A Roho cushion is similar to an inflatable mattress or seat cushion, as it uses air to provide a comfortable surface for the user. Unlike other forms of cushioning for beds seating, Roho cushions are specially made to provide a comfortable, varied surface for both seating and beds, which in turn helps prevent things like bed sores from developing.
A Roho cushion can be used on beds and seats of all sizes to add a bit of comfort into the day to day lives of individuals who find themselves limited to various forms of seating and movement throughout the day, and can also act as a transferable cushion that can easily be pumped up and placed on chairs in new locations to provide additional comfort.
Roho cushions are especially useful due to their easy-to-clean surfaces and their high-quality air pressure systems. Since Roho mattress cushions are specially made to fit over existing mattresses, they are lightweight and maintain their air pressure for much longer than traditional air mattresses do. Roho cushions also come in other assistive forms, such as ankle brace cushions and toilet seat cushions, to provide additional comfort to those who need it. For people with sensory-based ailments, such as fibromyalgia, having additional padding on everyday surfaces can help alleviate some of the symptoms presented by their illness, helping them stay more comfortable longer. Roho cushions are also specially made to adapt to the body’s minute changes over various periods of time, relieving pressure on the areas where the skin comes into contact with a surface. A Roho cushion can aid the long term health of the user due to an increased amount of blood floor to the area affected, which can help prevent further injuries or discomfort in the long run.
While a wheelchair cushion or bed pad may seem like a small investment, for an individual with limited mobility who spends a majority of their day in constant contact with the same surface, Roho cushions can help with both their physical circulation health, as well as their own emotional health, as it can take away some of the stress and discomfort of being in the same locality for a long period of time. Here are some of the many uses and benefits of comfort-based assistive technology, and who can benefit from investing in things like Roho seat cushions, mattress pads, and other similar devices.
How do Roho Cushions Work?
Studies show that while functionality is one of the primary goals in mind when creating assistive technology to aid individuals who suffer from a wide range of ailments, the overall comfort of the individual, especially in the long run, should not be overlooked. Things like mattress pads, wheelchair seat cushions, and comfortable hand and ankle braces may have a huge impact on the overall progress of an individual. For many people, the comfort provided by the assistive comfort technology allows them to spend more time doing every day activities, and as such can help return a level of self-sufficiency and independence to their day to day lives. In the case of Roho mattress pads, providing patients with both the added comfort of the mattress pad, as well as the health benefits of increasing circulation and preventing bed sores, can have a marked impact on both the recovery time for patients who have been confined to bed rest for a long period of time, as well as an upward trend in the health of patients who are permanently bed bound.
Seat cushions are useful for individuals who find themselves spending a lot of time in the same spot. This can include individuals who utilize things like transport wheelchairs and mobility scooters to get around from place to place, as well as individuals with limited upwards mobility that may prevent them from moving from one location to another unassisted. Seat cushions can be combined with things like portable commodes and shower chairs to provide additional comfort during day to day tasks, or can be placed on a lift chair recliner for added comfort and blood flow throughout the day. Roho seat cushions can also be easily transported and re-inflated on the go, allowing them to be kept with the individual throughout the day. This allows them to be used in a wider range of locations to help provide comfort while out and about.
Roho mattress pads are useful both for short-term healing processes, as well as for long-term treatment for individual patients. Roho mattress pads are most often used in cases of prolonged bed rest, where contact with an uninterrupted, solid surface can put the patient at risk for a wide range of skin irritations, including bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, are formed when a portion of the skin spends prolonged periods of time resting on a single surface. Roho mattress pads are made to spread out this pressure over a wider, more flexible surface, reducing the impact of the pressure on the skin and allowing blood flow to reach the area. Roho mattress pads are used in hospitals and in home care situations for patients of all levels of care. For an individual who requires nightly kidney dialysis at home, for example, a Roho pad can help them be more comfortable during the process, and help ensure that the dialysis is able to clean more thoroughly due to the slightly increased blood circulation. For patients who find themselves in bed for longer periods of time, a Roho cushion can help them feel less trapped, and make sure that their bed feels comfortable for extended periods of use.
Roho cushions can also be easily inflated or deflated to suit the needs of the user, making it more flexible than other mattress pads. Here is a YouTube video demonstrating the right way to setup a Roho cushion:
Who Can Benefit from Roho Cushions?
Roho cushions are useful for individuals who experience mild to severe discomfort while sitting or lying down on various surfaces on a daily basis. This can include people who suffer from sensory-based nerve conditions, such as fibromyalgia and severe arthritis, as well as individuals with more temporary concerns, such as a recent surgery or a broken tailbone. Roho cushions can help people who spend a large portion of their day in a sedentary position as well, such as in the work space, as it is often more comfortable for long-term use than traditional seat cushions or coccyx cushions are. Roho cushions can also be used in living areas to make certain types of furniture more comfortable for people who may find themselves needing the extra layer of padding between themselves and the surface of the chair, such as people who cannot easily move from one location to the other unaided without a high risk of injury.
Roho mattress pads can be used for anyone who finds themselves spending a long period of time in their bed, from people recovering from long term injuries, such as spinal surgery, to women who are pregnant and have been placed on bed rest until the end of their term. Roho mattress cushions are also much easier to transport and install than many other kinds of mattress cushions, making them perfect for use on road trips and in hotel rooms to provide added comfort for individuals who may need it. Roho mattress cushions can take some of the pressure off of sore or broken areas of skin, and allow it the rest and time it needs to heal up again, as well as provide the bonus of added circulation to areas that are healing.
Overall, Roho cushions work to provide additional comfort to individuals who need it, from a person looking to take some of the pressure off of a sore hip after a long day of work to the patient who is in intensive recovery at the hospital. With a durable design that is specially created to help reduce the pressure that is placed on the surface of the skin, as well as to encourage circulation, Roho mattress cushions can help increase the rate of healing in patients who have recently undergone surgery, as well as reduce the risk for skin sores and other long term bed rest related injuries. For individuals who spend a large portion of their day in a wheelchair, Roho cushions can provide a welcome rest to the base of the wheelchair seat, and can help return a level of freedom to individuals who suffer from mobility related concerns.