The Care recipient (cr) is bed ridden or confined to a chair and may develop bed sores

Try: # make sure the cr changes positions or shifts his or her weight regularly throughout the day # make a movement schedule # try to get the cr to move his or her upper and lower body every few minutes to reduce the amount of pressure and increase circulation to the skin # if the cr sits in a chair all day make sure he or she shifts positions side to side several times a day # try putting a narrow folded sheet crosswise under the cr and then lift the cr’s weight slightly and pull the sheet a little to the left or right to redistribute the body weight slightly from one side to the other # two hours later move the sheet and the cr’s body the other way

Materials: # bed sheet # pen and paper

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile

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

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