Bedsores Cause and Prevention Tips
Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are caused by too much pressure on an area in the skin due often forming in the softest layers such as the back of the head, heels, ankles, lower back, and hips. They develop over time among bedridden and immobile individuals, especially seniors facing diabetes and poor nutrition. Fortunately, bedsores can be prevented or performed by dressing with the help of home health care in Riverside, California.
But here are some things to know about the four stages of bed sores.
- Stage 1 is when the skin turns red, blue, to purple.
- Stage 2 is when scrapes or blisters start to occur.
- Stage 3 is when deep open tissue is seen through the skin’s surface.
- Stage 4 is when the home health aide can see the muscles, tendons, and joints can be seen through the wound.
At A+ Home Care, part of our home care services in Perris, California is monitoring the overall well-being of patients by inspecting the skin of patients, especially those high-risk.
What you should know about bedsores is that they are preventable. Our dependable caregiver knows that repositioning and turning the unconscious patient every two hours. For individuals with a disability, changing position every fifteen minutes must be followed for bedsore prevention too.
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