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A packet of organizational materials for
families of loved ones entering or residing
in a Skilled Nursing Care Facility.


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Concerns About Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are an area of concern for individuals with severely limited mobility.  Pressure ulcers appear on bony areas of the body, like the lower back, hips, ankles, and shoulders, after prolonged periods of immobility which force the person to lie in bed or sit in a wheelchair.  Pressure ulcers are caused by friction and prolonged exposure to moisture, such as wet sheets, as well.  Pressure ulcers begin as reddened areas of skin around the bony areas and, if the ulcers are left untreated and allowed to worsen, can eventually result in exposure of muscles, tendons, and bones where the layers of skin have completely deteriorated.  Elderly people with severely limited mobility are particularly susceptible to pressure ulcers because of poor circulation.  Elderly care facilities should take measures to prevent pressure ulcers and be equipped to treat pressure ulcers.  To prevent pressure ulcers, the immobile person should be shifted frequently or, if possible, put into a standing device to reduce the pressure on susceptible areas.  Because moisture, especially as the result of incontinence, causes pressure ulcers, sheets and blankets should be monitored for dryness frequently and changed as often as necessary. 

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