Caring for Bed Sores

Pressure ulcers; Injuries to the skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin.

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  • Caregiver Tips to Prevent and Heal Bed Sores

    Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are a painful and potentially very serious medical condition. Family caregivers offer their best tips for caring for a senior who is experiencing bed sores.

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  • Bathing & Hygiene Tips: Caring for a Senior’s Aging Skin

    Seniors have thinner, more delicate skin, and incontinence and a sedentary lifestyle can easily lead to skin breakdown. Experienced caregivers offer their best suggestions for maintaining skin integrity and health.

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  • What Every Caregiver Should Know About Bed Sores

    Pressure ulcers (bed sores) are often considered a sign of poor care or neglect, but these painful wounds can happen to any senior. Prevention and early detection are crucial for keeping an elder's skin healthy.

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  • Skin Problems in the Elderly

    Common skin conditions in the elderly like dryness and bruising can be bothersome, but they can also point to more serious underlying health problems. Knowing what symptoms to look for and how to treat them can help you maintain a senior’s skin integrity.

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