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My dad had one for a few years. It was expensive but worth the cost. He did find it too warm in hot, humid weather.
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We started out with one, 17 years ago, but went to an alternating pressure pad as my mom’s skin grew more frail.

My present LO seems to be OK on a foam cushion covered with soft fabric. No alternating pressure yet, but we’ll go there when/if necessary.
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In Oz we have a lot of sheep, and a lot of sheepskin pads. Most young mothers use them, as did I. I am still using one 40 years later, but I have become a lot less precious about special cleaning rules. I hang them on the washing line, and squirt them with the garden hose. I am using one under the desk for toe comfort at the computer, about 40 years later, and it’s still very nice. They are passed down the generations here, and are well worth the initial cost.
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They are great, if you spend the money to get one that is specially processed to resist urine.

They pull moisture away, helping keep a person dry and allow air flow for pressure sore protection. They are really plush and cozy as an added bonus.

My friend husband, completely bed bound, had an alternating pressure mattress with a medical grade sheep skin on top and he never developed sores.

Spend the money for a quality product and follow the washing instructions to the letter and I am sure you will be happy with the results.
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debster84: It may be problematic to keep clean.
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I second Grandma1954's suggestion of an alternating pressure pad; my father had one after a long hospitalization when he came home with a hospital bed.
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I would not recommend it. If they are bed bound then going to the bathroom is a problem and you need to keep them clean and dry.
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Hospice provided heel and elbow covers make of "sheepskin" to protect areas. They never had a full bed cover. (also I would guess it would be difficult to keep clean)
I would use a proper mattress for someone that is confined to bed. An Alternating Pressure mattress would do more to help eliminate pressure spots. There are different types so it would be best to get opinions form the doctor and possible a Physical Therapist.
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No, never heard of it for a bed. I did have a friend who was paralyzed from the chest down, and sheepskin was used on her elbows and feet to keep her from getting sores.
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