No one likes to go to the hospital. If you are healthy and young, there are a million reasons you do not want to be there.
But for the elderly, the hospital can be more than inconvenient or frustrating—it can be deadly. Read the rest »
Signs of Pressure Sores
As discussed in Pressures Sores: The Basics (Part 1), bed sores are preventable and should be carefully avoided by elder care facilities. You can take steps to keep these ulcers from developing by understanding typical causes and symptoms. Common indicators of a pressure sore include:
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Basic Info Regarding Bed Sores
Pressure sores can have devastating health consequences for anyone, especially the elderly in skilled nursing facilities or residential care facilities for the elderly. Pressure sores are also known as bed sores, decubitus ulcers, and pressure ulcers. They are caused by prolonged pressure on certain areas of the body. If the pressure is not relieved, bed sores will develop. These wounds allow infection to enter the body, which can cause even more harm. Pressure sores develop when the cells in a particular area die. They die because the pressure placed on the particular area does not allow oxygen to reach the cells. Read the rest »