The RN at my dad's nursing home told me they have been treating his Incontinence Associated Dermatitis but it was not getting better so they are going to call a wound care nurse to look at it. Then the Nursing Manager tells me that he has a bedsore that they are going to start treating by keeping him in bed and turning him and changing him every two hours. This is the first I heard that he has this!
Are Incontinence Associated Dermatitis and a Bedsore the same thing? Both nurses called it something different. Is this bad? My dad is 92 and hardly eats anymore and goes from the bed to the wheelchair and back again. He is at end stage now but once in a while he will seem to perk up. Now I know why he keeps fidgeting around in his wheelchair.