Softform Bariatric |

Invacare Softform Bariatric Mattress

Exceptional pressure re-distribution for heavier individuals.

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Softform Bariatric provides a high level of individual comfort whilst offering effective pressure re-distribution. Suitable for use on all types of profiling beds, the mattress is essential for individuals whose needs cannot be met with standard products.

The challenges of obese individuals

Obese individual (a BMI >40, WHO 2000) have an increased risk of pressure ulcer development. Due to reduced vascularity and profusion of adipose tissue, wound healing is prolonged so preventative measures for Bariatric individuals are essential.

This mattress has been specifically designed to meet the needs of heavier individuals and the challenges faced by care givers and clinicians in managing their care.


  • Added Protection and comfort. Multi-stretch, breathable, waterproof cover with corner welds, reducing the opportunity for accumulation of dust and liquid residues. High frequency welded waterproof seams protect the mattress core from contamination. The base of the Softform Bariatric is made from a toughened PU coated material that is designed to extend the life of the mattress.
  • Integrated glide system. The ‘glide’ design and split section at the backrest of the mattress enables it to conform effectively with a profiling bed. This significantly reduces inappropriate and unwanted individual movement that can contribute to tissue damage caused by shear and friction forces, so reducing the need for unnecessary moving and handling.


  • Width: 1150 - 1200 mm
  • Length: 2000 mm
  • Height: 152 mm
  • Total product weight: 15 kg
  • Max. user weight: 340 kg
  • Max. cleaning temperature: 80º
  • Colours: Blue

Essential nursing care is pivotal in pressure ulcer prevention. This mattress will positively contribute to the outcome of a pressure ulcer prevention care plan. Education, clinical judgement and action based planning based on vulnerability are fundamental factors in the prevention of pressure ulcers. A range of assessment scales can be used as a formal method of assessing risk from pressure ulcer development, and should be used in conjunction with an informal assessment (informed nursing judgement). Informal assessment is considered to be of greater importance and clinical value. Manufactured to European Standards: BS EN 597-1 Cig, BS EN 597-2 Match. Foam Interior: BS 5852: 1990 Crib Source 5; Cover BS7175: 1989 Crib Source 5.