Bedridden and wheelchair-bound seniors are at a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers. Luckily, there are ways to soothe the discomfort and prevent more pressure ulcers from developing in the future.
Here at Prudent Health Management, we will give you a few handy tips that we use at our home health agency in Houston, Texas. Take a look.
- Change positions
Pressure ulcers are caused by heavy pressure placed on certain parts of the skin. Helping your loved one adjust their lying position every 30 minutes or so is a great way to prevent the ulcers from getting worse.
Our health care agency in Texas can help provide your senior with a certified nursing assistant at home.
- Find the right mattresses and cushions
There are specialized mattresses and cushions designed to help bed-bound patients sleep more comfortably and prevent pressure ulcers from developing.
If you are currently receiving home health care services from us or a different provider, you can consult with the CNAs on specialized static foams or dynamic mattresses.
- Apply moisturizers and ointments
If your loved one has pressure ulcers, you can ask their doctors to prescribe antibiotic ointments and moisturizers to avoid infection and speed up the healing process.
- Make sure to do these regularly for the best result.
We hope these tips were helpful. If you are looking for some assistance for your senior, we have home health care programs that we carefully tailor to each senior under our care.
Get more details about our services by giving us a call at 713-255-7246 to learn more.