All posts within: skin care

Mar
25

For those with limited mobility or who are bed- or wheelchair-bound, the battle against pressure sores can seem endless. The best level of defense against pressure sores is prevention. Try some of these tips to help protect your loved one’s vulnerable skin from these dangerous sores:

  • Frequent Position Changes
    • Hourly if wheelchair-bound, every two hours if bedbound
    • Use lifting devices when possible to avoid friction during repositioning
  • Support
    • Use specialized… read more


      Posted March 25, 2014
      Tags: skin care

       

      Mar
      13

      Although not as commonly discussed as other effects of aging, skin care issues in the elderly can cause great discomfort, particularly dryness and bruising. There are, however, some simple steps you can take to relieve and prevent these concerns from getting under the skin of your elderly loved ones.

      Dryness
      According to Medscape, the vast majority of seniors over age 65 suffer from dry, flaky, itchy skin due to loss of sweat and oil… read more


      Posted March 13, 2014
      Tags: healthy habits, skin care

       


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