There are several products that can help caregivers and their senior loved ones if they happen to be dealing with bedsores or trying to prevent them.
Many seniors who are bedridden have the potential of developing bedsores so it’s extremely important to do all you can to prevent them but if they do occur – to treat them properly.
Our list of products includes:
Luna Orthopedic Knee Pillow
One of the best ways to avoid bed sores is to put your senior loved one in positions away from pressure areas where they lack feeling. So, a knee pillow can help to prevent pressure sores between legs and knees.
Pillow For Legs
A pillow that can be placed under the ankles can help to keep heels from rubbing against the bed sheet which could end up creating and/or aggravating bed sores.
Form Bed Wedge Pillows
Pillows like these can help the person in bed to adjust their positions several times a day which can certainly help to prevent bed sores.
From the website itself, “DermaTherapy fabrics provide a cleaner, hypoallergenic, drier and smoother lint-free sleep surface, allowing your skin the optimal environment to refresh.”
Terrasil Wound Care Ointment
Creams like Terrasil help the skin to heal from pressure sores, skin abrasions, bedsores and more. Of course always speak with your doctor about any product you use.
Vive Alternating Pressure Pad
This inflatable bed air topper distributes the users weight by alternately inflating and deflating individual air cells that make up the entire mattress.
Adding a donut cushion like this one can help to prevent pressure sores. Of course, changing your position frequently throughout the day is also strongly recommended.
I remember using heel protectors like these on my patients in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. They help to relieve pressure and friction between the heels and bed sheets.
It’s so very important to keep hydrated! One of the more common side effects that can be caused by dehydration is bed sores. So using water bottles like this one can help to remind you that you need to drink more.
Changing wound dressings on a regular schedule is extremely important when treating bedsores and products like these hydrocolloid dressing pads are what many caregivers use.
Please check with your physician about what he/she recommends.
I do hope that these products can help you to care for your loving senior.