Limited mobility can lead to bed sores; however prevention can be addressed in part through seating aids and skin care

Try: Turn and reposition the Care recipient (cr) every two hours while the cr is in a bed or chair assist the cr to walk every two hours during the day if the cr is able if the cr can’t walk assist the cr to sit upright shifting weight every ten to fifteen minutes and changing positions every two hours clean soiled skin with baby wipes and apply alcohol-free lotion to protect and moisturize pad cr’s chairs with a gel foam cushion and line chairs or couches with sheepskin to minimize pressure on skin and draw sweat away from the cr’s body skin health can be aided by proper nutrition improve or maintain a cr’s protein intake by serving a liquid supplement three times a day consult a doctor or nutritionist to see if the cr needs a supplement and if so what kind

Materials: Baby wipes hydrating lotion sheepskin material gel foam seat cushion liquid nutritional supplement

Categories: Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Unaware

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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