Sean’s posture and stability are severely compromised by musculo-skeletal deformities of his trunk and limbs. He therefore needs a 24 hour postural care programme. Sean spends his day supported in a moulded seat set in a tilt in space wheelchair, and at night uses the Sleepform System to maintain this level of postural support.
Sean has Cerebral Palsy affecting his whole body. He has no trunk control or sitting balance and only restricted use of his head.
The primary aim of Sean’s sleep system, comprising of two mattresses velcroed together, is to improve the alignment of his pelvis when in bed, reduce pressure areas and improve comfort.
The Sleepform System, comprising of two sleepform mattresses, has enabled Sean to sleep all night without the need for re-positioning. He has had no problems with skin breakdown or pressure areas. His alignment is much improved with his scoliosis being well supported.
Sean himself is very comfortable and will often indicate that he wishes to lie longer in bed on non-school days.