Skin Care for the Elderly

The practice of cleansing, maintaining, and moisturizing the skin.

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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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  • Scabies: A Common Skin Condition in Long-Term Care Facilities

    Scabies is a common skin condition in long-term care facilities like nursing homes and assisted living communities. The resulting rash can be extremely uncomfortable, and may take multiple rounds of treatment to get rid of the parasites.

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  • Compulsive Skin Picking in the Elderly

    Seniors who refuse to stop picking at their skin can create open wounds, infection, and scarring. There may not be an obvious reason or cure for this behavior, but there are underlying triggers that can be addressed.

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  • Senior Skin Problems

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

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