What exactly are bedsores?

Bedsore can occur when a person is confined to a bed or is otherwise immobilised for a long time of duration. Bedsores are ulcers that form on regions of the skin that have been subjected to pressure by lying in bed, sitting in a wheelchair, or wearing a cast for an extended period of time. When the blood flow to the skin is cut off for more than 2 to 3 hours, a bedsore starts developing. The bedsore begins as a red, painful patch that gradually turns purple as the skin dies. If the skin is not treated, it might burst open and get infected.

Treatment group

Our care team comprise the following individuals:
  • A primary care physician is in charge of the treatment strategy.
  • A wound care specialist is a doctor or nurse who specialises in wound care.
  • Nurses or medical assistants who provide wound treatment as well as wound education
  • A social worker who assists you or your family in gaining access to services and who handles emotional problems associated with long-term rehabilitation.
  • A physical therapist who works to improve mobility.

Coping and assistance

Bedsores can cause discomfort, suffering, social isolation, and despair. Discuss your requirements for support and comfort with your care team. A social worker can assist in locating community organisations that give resources, information, and support to those dealing with long-term caregiving or fatal disease.