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.
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.