Death Care is changing. Get ready.

Discover the benefits of individual body cooling in hospice bereavement care

Where does your level of care stop?

How families are supported immediately following the death of a loved one can have a profound impact on how they respond and adjust to their new reality.

Providing cooling facilities to extend the time before a child or adult’s body is transferred to a morgue can have a beneficial effect on how families start to accept the reality of their loved one’s death. By incorporating body cooling into hospice services, organizations can enhance the quality of care they provide and better meet the evolving needs of their patients and families.

What's changing?

Healthcare in the United States is evolving to incorporate innovative services like individual body cooling. This enhances the support families receive when a loved one dies. These advancements in death care aim to provide more options for families to spend time with their loved ones after death, fostering a sense of closure and comfort during the grieving process, whilst adding revenue to organizations profits.

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What is body cooling?

Body cooling, including the use of CuddleBlankets, is commonly employed in hospices and funeral homes offering quality after death care services, to slow down the natural changes that occur in the body after death.

This process helps preserve the body, allowing families more time to spend with their loved ones in a patients room, before final arrangements are made. The CuddleBlanket offers the flexibility to choose a more comfortable environment for family members to say goodbye. This practice means an individual remains in an organizations care for longer.

“The CuddleBlanket is compact and mobile, and fortunately for us nurses really easy to put together! It absolutely did the job we purchased it for, was unobtrusive and allowed us to let relatives say a proper unhurried goodbye to their loved one. Great product.”

P.Turner - Lead Nurse for Clinical Quality and Practice Development, Earl Mountbatten Hospice

How does it benefit the hospice?

Leading organizations incorporate the concept of body cooling into their business plan by recognizing the growing demand for personalized and compassionate end-of-life care.

Investing in innovative body cooling equipment, such as CuddleBlankets or CuddleCots, means organizations can offer families the option to spend more time with their loved ones after death, whilst increasing occupancy and giving their organization a competitive edge.

For pricing and more information contact: info@flexmort.com or call: +1 (0)800 992 8977

Do families expect it?

In a hospice environment, as societal norms, expectations, and cultural attitudes toward death evolve, it becomes increasingly important to offer families choice to ensure compassionate and dignified end-of-life care services.

Body cooling, plays a crucial role in this process by allowing families more time to say goodbye and make peace with their loved one’s passing. Grief support tools like the CuddleBlanket are used by funeral homes, hospices and hospitals around the world.

As families seek more personalized and meaningful experiences surrounding death, providing options like body cooling helps meet their evolving needs and ensures that they feel supported and respected throughout the bereavement process whilst in your care.

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Giving grieving families the gift of time

What is a CuddleBlanket?

The CuddleBlanket provides grieving families an opportunity to spend time with their loved ones without needing to cool the whole room.

Some families wish to spend time with their loved ones either at home or in the hospice. The portable CuddleBlanket can be used to turn any bed into a refrigerated bed and allows families to cool a deceased child or adult at home, thereby preserving their appearance, condition and dignity.

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Increase occupancy and benefit from a competitive edge

By offering quality bereavement care support as part of standardised care, hospices can ensure they have the competitive edge over competitors.

Straight forward to set up, dismantle and store

Once set up the system is ready to plug in and go for up to 6 months before changing cooling fluid.

Low maintenance and cost effective

Innovative thermoelectric cooling process rather than standard refrigeration ensures low running costs. the system only requires power when in use.

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Annual servicing and spare parts can be arranged by our expert servicing team, who are happy to answer any maintenance questions you may have before and after investing in a CuddleBlanket.

For pricing and more information contact: info@flexmort.com or call: +1 (0)800 992 8977

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Do you offer training?

We provide free online Cascade Product Training modules and one to one training via Zoom/Teams for healthcare professionals.

To arrange a complimentary consultation contact: info@flexmort.com

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How does the it work?

The CuddleBlanket utilizes a thermoelectric cooling process rather than standard refrigeration.

The insulated cover consists of a small cooling unit that circulates distilled water and a sterilizing tablet through a cooling pad that can simply be placed on top of the deceased, either in a bed or a cot.

Unlike refrigerated beds or coffin coolers, the CuddleBlanket is extremely light, portable, flexible and does not ice up.

 

Penny Turner

Lead Nurse for Clinical Quality and Practice Development, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle Of Wight

The [CuddleBlanket] is compact and mobile and fortunately for us nurses really easy to put together! It absolutely did the job we purchased it for, was unobtrusive and allowed us to let relatives say a proper unhurried goodbye to their loved one. Great product.

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Benefits of the CuddleBlanket

Provides families an opportunity to spend time with their loved ones without having to cool the whole room.

Set up in seconds and use anywhere, at home or in a hospice bedroom.

Lightweight and Portable – only weighing 13kg.

Lower running costs than traditional refrigeration as CuddleBlanket directly cools the deceased and is only switched on when required.

Low maintenance requirements as it utilizes a thermoelectric cooling process.

Lauren Frow

Paediatric Deputy Sister

We are humbled and grateful to Bob McGurrell, CEO of 4Louis, who recently came to PCH and donated a CuddleBlanket.The blanket has been created for use with older children, allowing families to spend special time with their child without the need to visit a mortuary or sit in a cold room. It is designed so that the child's favourite quilt cover can be laid over them, creating a comforting setting for the family.

Servicing the CuddleBlanket

The CuddleBlanket is provided with a 12-month warranty. After that, we offer a range of enhanced service and support options.

We want to help you get the most out of this important resource and ensure your CuddleBlanket always remains ready for use when you need it.

We offer a full visual, functional and integrity test and check service at our centre in Burnsville.

  • Internal components, fluid ways, tubing and connections
  • Internal electrical components
  • Internal fluid flush
  • Check all associated system kit items
  • Provide a full test report after a minimum half-day functional running test
  • Advise and quote for any repairs or replacement costs for worn or damaged items
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For pricing and more information contact: info@flexmort.com or call: +1 (0)800 992 8977

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