All About Home Care Home Health provides skilled nursing services in your home or the home of your loved one who is in need of our services. One of the services that skilled nursing staff offer is wound care. By taking care of your wound properly, you will able to recover more quickly and avoid any setbacks in your recovery. Sometimes, taking care of your wound in the best way possible means getting professional help. And while this can be done in a facility or the hospital, the comfort of home is sometimes best.
When dealing with a patient who is bedridden, an issue that requires attention is bed sores. Otherwise known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, bed sores occur when the skin has pressure applied to it for prolonged times. Common spots for bed sores are the heels, the lower back / tailbone, the shoulder blades, elbows, and the back of the head. In patients who are wheelchair-bound, the points of contact with the chair are also common spots to find pressure sores. It is essential that a person who is either bedridden or wheelchair-bound have close attention paid to the integrity of the skin at those spots, that measures be taken to avoid bed sores, and to treat them aggressively as soon as they are spotted.
When you are caring for an elderly loved one and suspect they are at risk for bedsores, or they are developing bedsores, call All About Home Care and ask about our in-home skilled nursing services.Contact Us Today