Giving Compassionate Care with Quality Bed Products

Giving Compassionate Care with Quality Bed Products
Sick Woman With A Cup Of Tea by marinDelivering high quality nursing care is fundamental to maintaining dignity, helping recovery, and preventing problems and complications. Care needs to be evidence based, efficient but given with compassion. Having access to effective solutions that give people their dignity are essential in today’s National Health Service. One of the simple solutions to a challenging nursing problem is the waterproof mattress pad cover which is a far more discreet product than those used several years ago.

In today’s NHS the patients being admitted to hospital and nursed in the community are increasingly complex. Many have one or more comorbidities and this sometimes leads to an increase in problems such as incontinence and bladder control.

Some patients choose to spend their final days at home but fear of dealing with continence problems is a barrier. As more and more patients are nursed in community settings, having practical solutions to hand helps the patient and their family be more independent.

A waterproof mattress pad cover is a practical and discreet way of managing problems with potential incontinence. These fit over a standard mattress and are really comfortable. They help deal with that fear of soiling a mattress or having continual sheets on the washing line. A thin layer of plastic helps keep the mattress dry but is not too heavy to be uncomfortable to sleep on. And the old days of noisy uncomfortable rubber sheets have gone with the newer products on the market.

For carers the burden of washing and ironing soiled sheets is eliminated because these are disposed of in waste bags or be recycled. They are easy to change and keep the patient dry which helps prevent chafing and pressure sores. The waterproof mattress pad protector can last for weeks depending on the amount of direct content and whether there is a layer between the patient and the cover.

 

l_drap-housse-nuideal-2There is also a luxurious product that is even cosier for patients called the Nuideal Mattress Cover.

By enabling care to be given in a compassionate and dignified way in the home a patient can be nursed in an environment of their choosing without the fear of smells and spillages. These mattress covers are a very practical solution and for the nursing staff it avoids having to move soiled linen to and from a care setting. This in turn gives more time to spend with patients and is an efficient way of working, especially when staff are challenged by their workloads.

For a dignified solution to an everyday problem the waterproof mattress pad cover can help patients, carers, and nursing staff provide high quality care to people in a very simple and efficient way.

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Disposable products : hygiene with no laudry needed

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Flat Sheet
Non woven and resistant \ Biodegradable \Hypoallergenic \ 100% recyclable. No more stains or hairs. Unbeatable hygiene and cleanliness.
Pillow Case
Waterproof or Non-Waterproof \ Non woven \ 15 cm easy close flap. Clean and hygienic, this pillow case offers you a real second skin feel to your pillow. 50X75 cm or 60X60 cm.
Slipper
The prestige of their velvet feel with a thick and soft sole. Available in 3 size ranges for all clients.
Swim Shorts
Offer your clients the option of buying emergency swim shorts at an affordable price.
Fitted Sheet
Non woven and resistant \ Biodegradable \Hypoallergenic \ 100% recyclable. These fitted sheets give your mattress the perfect protection from any external contact.
Wash Mitt
Extremely soft, absorbent and flexible. This disposable wash mitt will ensure perfect cleanliness. Spun-lace textile. 16X29 cm.
Bathrobe
Made from absorbtex with a spun lace finish. Single sized, for men & women. Very soft and absorbent. Perfect for your clients.
Disposable Thong
Non woven \ Hypoallergenic \ Soft and resistant. Ideal for physiotherapists, masseurs, therapists, costumes, beauty salons…
Waterproof Mattress Protector
Non woven and resistant \ Biodegradable \Hypoallergenic\ 100% recyclable. Protect your mattresses 100% from liquids and oils with these waterproof protectors.
Bath Towels
Super absorbent & very soft towels, to dry-up or wrap around oneself in a comfortable way.
One Piece Swimsuit
95% Polyester, 5% Elastane. Available in one colour for men & women. Sizes: S/M/L/XL/2XL
Baby Sleeping Bags
Non Woven \ For 2-18 month old babies \ Hypoallergenic. Meets all the necessary characteristics for baby safety.
All products are disposable, recyclable, and presented in individual sealed bags with a label specifying product and size.
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A Revolution in Bedding Protection: Wet Protect Mattress Covers by Caractère

Tired of traditional mattress protectors just not cutting it, or not doing the job well enough? Experiencing leaks, stains and odours even though you thought your beds were thoroughly protected? Try the new Wet Protect Mattress Cover from Caractère Paris!

Caractère Wet Protect

The new Wet Protect system from Caractère Paris!

Caractère is proud to introduce a series of new technological innovations rolled into one: Wet Protect! A cutting-edge, new line of mattress covers and protectors that assures your beds will be able to withstand even the heaviest of leaks, yet still remain soft and silent to the touch.

Did your hotel or guesthouse recently acquire new mattresses? Always a costly endeavour, those experienced in the tourism industry know that new bedding can prove a worthy investment over time. While expensive up front, this sort of expenditure will pay for itself through positive reviews and word of mouth from satisfied clients.

However, once you’ve bought top quality sleeping arrangements to make everyone happy, how can you make sure to guarantee a quality night’s sleep for every client, all the while keeping your mattresses in shape? Too often, hotel owners sacrifice comfort for safety. How many times have you tried to fall asleep on a bed while traveling and felt that crinkly, odd plasticized layer pressing against you through the sheets? Often, guests wake up in the middle of the night in these situations, covered in sweat and unable to fall back asleep. The next day, they cannot understand the exact cause of their fatigue, but it certainly makes it more difficult for them to enjoy their holiday. In the end, this can all be due to a low quality mattress protector that prioritizes covering the mattress rather than providing a restful sleep.

Caractère thought long and hard about how to resolve this conflict between the interests of the client and the interests of the accommodation owner. Finally, we believe we’ve reached the perfect compromise: The brand new Wet Protect system! Now you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for hygiene. At the same time, you can ensure your mattress investment won’t need to be replaced as frequently thanks to Wet Protect’s full mattress protection system against leaks and incontinence. Don’t throw out anything more than the sheets if you don’t have to! While you can easily wash and replace linens as part of typical daily maintenance and cleaning schedules, there’s no simple way to remove the stench of urine or defecation from a mattress. Too many of us know, there’s nothing worse than paying for a top-shelf hotel room or suite and than discovering your place of sleep, the most sacred part of a stay, will be bothered by unwanted odors, dampness or a noisy mattress cover.

mattress protector for hotel bedWet Protect answers all these needs with its combination of spongy cotton and polyester fibres sewn together in tiny, almost micro-fibre rings. Washable and breathable, this new mattress cover is one of the most sophisticated mattress protection system available on the market. Combined with a layer of polyurethane as a liner on the inside, no rival product comes close to this perfect combination of attributes. The unique and innovative materials prevent Wet Protect from causing those noisy, crackling disturbances so common in guest houses.

the mattress protector Wet Protect can resist 50 washs

Caractere’s Wet Protect  mattress covers can easily resist 50 washes

Resistant against the use of a washing machine, these sturdy new covers can withstand more than fifty wash cycles in lower temperature settings without shrinking or losing their leak resistance. The technological advance of polyurethane provides a never before seen or felt experience of softness, while still ensuring total impenetrability, even during the heaviest of leaks and accidents. Increased width of the ridges on the sides of  the covers, from 25 to 35 cm (10 to 14 inches), offer the highest quality protection possible for the top of your mattress, as well as the sides and corners of the bed. Manufactured in a neutral white tone and sold individually, Wet Protect guarantees maximum versatility in establishments both large and small, from the most basic to the most prestigious. When you’re looking for mattress protectors, choose a product that will make your accommodations stand out from the rest! Choose Wet Protect for a better night’s sleep, for both you and your guests.

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A new year with Caractère: Disposable solutions for ‘Back to School’

This time of year coincides with several changes. The long and sunny days start to lose their spark, not to mention length. People move around in droves, beginning new jobs and seeking new titles. The produce available changes, just as the coulors of the leaves on trees. For students and teachers, another year starts to take shape, along with its inherent excitement and anxiety. How can school administrators and education policy makers ensure a safe, easy and comfortable return to the classroom? Let’s explore the opportunities to improve your institution over years past with Caractère’s wide range of disposable products for schools and day care centers!

Naptime hygiene
Does your establishment encourage kids to take nap? A vital moment of rest during a child’s formative years, naps help the child to recharge and reboot. Pediatricians explain the need for naps as a result of the process of growth and development, a highly energy-demanding experience for children. Experts agree that as long as one imposes limits and sticks to a regimen, naps will not interfere with the child’s ability to attain a normal night of sleep.

While most teachers believe in the necessity of naps, the problems of modern life can make this normally simple concept more complicated than necessary. Naptime hygiene, in particular, proves a constant problem for daycare centers and schools. How do some institutions prevent the spread of lice, fleas, chicken pox and other diseases and pests; problems that perennially plague others? How can the school’s administration provide a comfortable solution for children often required to sleep on the floor? How can ease of use, affordability and cleanliness intersect?

To answer these questions, Caractère proudly presents disposable sleeping bags! The bags come in sets of 10 units that measure 2 m (6½ feet) long and 1m (3¼ feet) wide each. Imagine trying to travel or go camping with a group of children and having to organise logistics. Among the prime concerns of food and shelter would be the decision of where to sleep. Clearly, there now exists a quick and simple solution. Custom-designed from a resistant, non-woven fabric, these lightweight sleeping bags can be used as liners inside more traditional insulated sleeping bags, on top of nap mats or thick carpeting, or with blankets and other traditional bedding materials.

Large enough for adults yet cozy enough for children, Caractère designed the sleeping bag liner with every need in mind. In the unfortunate event of a natural disaster, they can provide ease of mind in relief centres and airports. Ever versatile, homeless shelters and other group housing establishments could use them to avoid the spread of infections. Zipper-free, there’s no danger of snagging or hurting yourself, or feeling a cold shock from metal touching the skin. Individually-wrapper packaging ensures a hygienic distribution to each and every user. Finally, created with the environment in mind, the liners can then be thrown away or recycled. To learn more, see the Sleeping Bags page on Disposable Linen’s website.

For the youngest among those at daycare, Caractère also created a baby-friendly version of the sleeping bag. Ideally for children of two to 18 months old, the bags are available in sets of 6 units. A wonderful, innovative and popular product not only for day cares, but also for parents on the go who want the best quality sleeping arrangement for their children. Available in 6 colours, you can choose one to match your mood. This solution ends your worries about cleaning, ironing and looking out for baby sheets!

Both the adult and baby sleeping bags’ lifespans range anywhere from one to two weeks, depending on the user’s cleanliness and preferences. In terms of safety, the baby-sized version closes thanks to a Velcro seal sewn on shoulders, instead of the buttons used by other products that pose a choking hazard. A zip fastener on the side prevents injuries to the baby’s neck. Adjustable in size thanks to shoulder straps, the sleeping bag also offers room for a personal touch with the choice of six colours: Blue, Light Blue, Golden Yellow, Light Yellow, Salmon and Light Green. Please see the Disposable Linen website for more information about our comfy Baby Sleeping Bags.

Library and media room cleanliness
Does your school integrate multi-media presentations or activities into its lessons? Research shows that switching from the typical, top-down hierarchy of lectures to a more inclusive and varied set of media sources encourages the development of a child’s mind. In addition, it helps provide a moment of discovery for the children, who feel they have a choice over what information they access and for how long. Why not take advantage of advances in technology to accelerate learning and give your kids a more accurate view of the world?

Unfortunately, the realities of lice and ticks often put a damper on multi-media aspirations. A pesky issue, these critters can dig deep down in the padded foam that lines earphones and headsets, ready to strike at any moment. Once infected, a child can spread lice to an entire class in a matter of days. After a tick attaches itself, it can spread lyme disease and stay on the child’s skin for extended periods of time, undiscovered, sucking blood as long as it desires.

Fortunately, Caractère’s disposable headphone covers present a perfect solution! Totally hygienic, this is the only way to avoid infections because each user puts on a different set each time. Avoid the lice, ticks, flu viruses and mega-resistant bacteria with sanitary equipment for each user. Luxury gyms and fitness centres already provide their clients with these headphone covers to allow users to listen to music or watch television while they enjoy their favourite exercise activities. This after they found it too costly to give a new pair of headphones to each guest, not to mention the environmental waste that would entail!

Easy to wear and comfortably breathable, the earphone covers feel almost undetectable when worn. Caractère now offers six different sizes of headphone covers, designed and tailored for devices between 1 and 7 inches (3 to 12 cm) in diameter. They also fit the ear pieces of conventional telephones and function as an ideal cover for cellular and mobile headsets, such as CN® ou jaffa®. Fitting snugly, they guarantee your listening comfort while providing the safety desired by parents and health inspectors by showing your respect for hygiene. Individually wrapped and sealed for sanitary conditions, they come in sets of pairs for simple distribution. Each package contains 100 pairs (200 individual covers), in an easy-open box that doubles as a dispenser for the covers.

Video: How to measure the size of your disposable headphone covers

For the style-conscious, Caractere manufacturers them in both black and white versions. Check our website for more information and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Our staff is standing by to ensure your transition into this new school year goes as smoothly as possible. Finally, we want to wish the best of luck to the teachers and students out there!

Waterproof pillowcase Nuit Tranquille! Repellent and breathable

Waterproof pillow protector

Waterproof pillowcase Nuit Tranquille! Repellent and breathable, available in different sizes, lifespan equal to washable pillowcase, no noise coming from the material! These pillowcases are ideal for hotel but also normal use!

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Looking for a High Quality Mattress Protector, disposable or durable?

A mattress protector is like a second skin for a mattress. It breathes new life into a mattress and keeps it looking fresh. A mattress is one of the most important things in your bedroom, so after your mattress and pillow, the mattress protector is the next most important thing.

Purchase of a mattress protector is advisable as it is difficult to remove stains from most mattresses.

At Caractère’s you will find a bunch of solutions responding to your expectations:

The disposable mattress protector: Waterproof flat pads, waterproof fitted sheets, DWR (durable water repellency) or non-waterproof.
The mattress renovator for stained or used mattresses.

So, what should you use ?

Even without accidents, an unprotected mattress can get stained by perspiration. The salts and minerals in perspiration produce slightly brown stains. Mattress warranties are generally invalidated if the mattress is stained, and mattress protectors prevent this. A simple non waterproof pad or a fitted sheet can help avoid these mild problems.

Disposable mattress protectors are also invaluable when toilet-training a child. You will then choose a waterproof mattress protector.

Mattress protectors prevent not only accidents but infestation by dust mites, bed bugs,

bed bug

bed bug

and the like. Dust mites feed on the tiny particles of skin that we shed every night. Dust mites cause eczema and asthma in children and are one of the most common causes of allergies in humans. These can be found in any home, no matter how clean it is, and the greatest concentration of them in your house is in your mattress.

Mattress protectors also reduce the ability of mould to grow on a mattress. They are recommended for people who have allergies, and for maximum protection, it is best to buy a mattress protector which is approved by the British Allergy FoundationFor these concerns, breathable non-waterproof fitted sheets or mattress renovators are advisable.

Mattress protectors are essential if a person has continence issues. This is often a problem for men, particularly if they have received prostate treatment. Between 39 and 63 percent of men who have been treated for prostate cancer experience some level of urinary incontinence for a year after surgery. Men can also simply have over-active bladders, or problems with the bladder caused by such conditions as interstitial cystitis. Incontinence can also result from neurological problems, for instance, after a stroke. Insurance companies might cover the cost of disposable mattress protectors in this situation. You will then turn to the waterproof fitted sheet as a solution.

It is also disposable and so the hotel industry makes extensive use of such mattress protectors as they protect mattresses effectively and discreetly while assuring the freshness that is required of the hospitality industry. They are clean, fresh and require less labour to maintain, which can allow a hotel to decrease its workforce.

The Sweet Night fitted sheet (low noise technology) is the best product for hotels and B&Bs and has been approved by the biggest european hotel group.

Another good product but not waterproof is the mattress renovator:

Good mattress renovator are made of extremely thick, strong, non-woven fabric: This mattress renovator has zippers at either side and is made of extremely thick and strong non-woven fabric.

So, remember:

A good mattress protector is also more efficient if it has an elasticized skirt that provides a secure fit and is able to completely surround the mattress.

Good quality mattress renovator should be zip-closed, it will be more comfortable and convenient to use.

Scabies in the Elysée Palace? How Disposable Sheets and Linens can Prevent a Public Heath Disaster

Well, honestly we never expected disposable sheets would be the next big thing to hit Paris’ Elysée Palace, where the President of France resides. Surprisingly, an article that originated in a Parisian daily paper, 20 Minutes (then reprinted and rebroadcast by all the major media outlets of the capital), about a year ago details the poor hygiene conditions that the President’s Republican Guards must endure, merely to accomplish their jobs.

“Three Cases of Scabies at the Elysée” by William Molinié
The Elysée Palace and the dust mite scabei, a mite responsible for scabies

HEALTH – It all started with three private level officers who worked at the palace… A disease that puts a nasty damper on the prestige of the gold-plated presidential palace. “Three suspected cases of scabies were reported during the summer on three sub-officers at the Elysée Palace,” said the Press Secretary for the President of the Republic.

This highly contagious skin disease is most often caught by the homeless who live in the most difficult of conditions. “Indeed, there have been some instances [of Scabies] in the Elysée because of the dilapidated condition of the premises,” confirmed the Association for Military Rights Advocacy.

“The plaster walls are falling apart”
According to official military sources who wish to remain anonymous, “the plaster walls are falling apart into pieces” and “some policemen are sleeping in linen closets that are never aired out.” The bedding is also “almost never changed” and the guards have to provide their own investment “in disposable sheets.” From the point of view of the President, he wants to reassure the public. “Renovations of the rooms have been undertaken to reduce overcrowding, a main factor that contributes to this disease,” he claimed.

 

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Waterproof Mattress Covers

Let’s just say the misfortune of the Republican Guard has put a spotlight on our core business, disposable linens and bedsheets. The disposable sheet was invented to avoid the risk of spread of diseases and infections, especially in hospitals, nursing homes and day cares. It was quickly adopted by other accommodations, such as hotels, rural country cottages, camp sites, bed and breakfasts, inns, guest houses and boarding schools. The first few generations of the products were uncomfortable and noisy, often causing guests to disturb themselves with the sound of their own shifting positions in the middle of the night. However, today’s innovations in non-woven fabric technology have revolutionised disposable linens with ultra-thin waterproof layers, increasing their comfort, softness and hospitality. The Nuideal Tranquil Night Mattress Cover, for instance, guarantees waterproof protection while also feeling every bit as soft as high thread count cotton. These waterproof covers and mattress pads are already used by luxury hotels that must ensure they always provide impeccably clean beds and proper service to demanding clients.

Thanks to constantly evolving technology, nonwoven fabrics can mean time and cost

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Waterproof Mattress Pads

savings for hotel owners and managers who won’t have to worry anymore about washing and drying reusable products, nor the high water and electricity bills that accompany these processes, nor having to deal with expensive bleaching and spot-removal services. What’s more, disposable sheets are 100% recyclable. Some are even biodegradable, which means minimal to no environmental impact, often at a much lower cost than reusable products.

Browse Caractère’s full collection via the following link: http://disposable-linen.co.uk/bed-sheet-towelling-bedding/index.html