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Bed Sores

Pressure ulcers; Injuries to the skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin.
  • Although pressure ulcers are often considered to be a sign of poor care or neglect, these painful wounds can happen to any senior. Prevention and early detection are crucial for keeping an elder's skin healthy.
  • The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for maintaining skin integrity and health.
  • Millions of adults have bowel control problems, but most are reluctant to talk about this condition and seek help. Get the information you need to start the discussion, explore treatment options and help your loved one improve their quality of life.
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.
  • Treatments for dry skin, bruising, bed sores and other skin conditions that are common among elderly people.
  • There are ways to make a person who is dying more comfortable and alleviate the physical pain that comes at the end of life. Discomfort can come from a variety of problems, but you and a hospice care provider can help manage the pain of your dying loved one.
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  • When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, it can be difficult to know what kind of care to arrange for them and where. Hospice, palliative care, home-based care, hospital-based care, and long-term care facilities are all viable options.
  • These strategies can be used to help plan final arrangements for yourself and your loved ones. Frank discussions about funeral planning are wise to have at any age. Don't put it off until it is too late.
  • Words often fail us when someone we love is approaching the end of life. Experts and experienced caregivers share their insights on how to provide support during this delicate time.
  • Planning a funeral involves making decisions about a loved one’s legacy while under considerable emotional stress. Understanding what must be taken care of and making arrangements in advance can expedite the process and minimize costs.
  • When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, caregivers and family members often have many questions. This guide to end-of-life care addresses the most common concerns regarding the dying process.
  • When deciding on the hospice program that is right for you, ensure the goal of end-of-life care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity.
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