Bedsore Basics

Knowing the bedsore basics is essential for your bed ridden loved one so we have all the information for you:

Bedsores (pressure ulcers) are wounds to skin and original tissues that result from prolonged pressure on the skin or due to delicate skin dragging across a surface, causing a tear or blister of the skin. Bedsores most often form on skin that covers gaunt areas of the body, such as the heel, ankles, hips or buttocks.  People most at jeopardy of bedsores are those with illness or frailty that confines their ability to change positions, such as a bedbound person or an individual restricted to wheelchair use for mobility.  Elderly individual whom are dependent upon others for medical care are also prone to bedsores, which can become a serious condition if not treated rapidly and properly.

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Chronic Wound Care | Accelerated Care Plus Chicago Illinois

Chronic wounds are a rising challenge for long-term caregivers and, of course, a scourge for residents. They can
easily lead to extended stays, costly care and complications that neither caregivers nor residents would prefer to
deal with. In this special “How To” article, experts offer tips on how to best deliver optimal chronic wound care.
1. One of the biggest mistakes has several variations on the same theme: Don’t treat all wounds the same.
“Vary your treatment based upon the specific cause and presentation of each wound,” says Mark Richards, MS,
PT, CEEAA, vice president of clinical education for Accelerated Care Plus. [Read more…]