Pressure ulcers also known as bedsores, are localized skin damage that usually appear on the skin covered bony areas. Pressure ulcers occur on the skin around elbows, hip, knees, buttocks, shoulders, ankles, heels. People who use a wheelchair, stay in bed for a long time, have Alzheimer are at higher risk to develop pressure ulcers.
What can you do to avoid developing of pressure ulcers?
- Our caregivers at ADA Extended are trained to encourage clients to change positions at least every 15 minutes if they are in a wheelchair.
- For bed ridden clients, caregivers are trained to moved gently your loved one every 2 hours.
- We in ADA Extended Home Care strongly recommend to our clients to use water- or air- filled pads, foam cushions to reduce the pressure on the skin from bed surface.