Pressure ulcers are a serious health risk for those who are confined to bed or a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Our caregivers are trained to identify the early signs of skin breakdown for clients at risk and help prevent the development of pressure ulcers by:
- Regularly inspecting clients' skin for redness
or signs that sores may be forming
- Keeping their skin clean and dry
- Applying moisturizer to dry skin
- Helping them change position on a regular basis
- Assisting in transfers to and from a bed, chair or the toilet
- Bathing and drying clients who are wet or have soiled their undergarments
- Changing wet or soiled bed linens
- Ensuring they eat a balanced diet and drink enough fluids
- Informing family or physician of skin breakdown so treatment can begin immediately
- Hospital admission
- Increased length of stay in a health care facility
- Decreased quality of life
The prevention of pressure ulcers is critical to maintaining the health and quality of life of those at risk. We can help your loved one with personal care needs at home or during a stay in a health care facility.