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This e-book is a guide for how to keep your elder from getting a pressure (bed) sore from occurring. Also discussed is how to position your elder in a wheel chair and their bed. Includes a "Bed Positioning Clock" to help you monitor when your elder was last turned. This is the same book as "Positioning your Elder in a Wheelchair or Bed"
A very important part of taking care of your elder especially if they are bedridden or wheelchair bound is the prevention of pressure sores. Other names for pressure sore are bed sores, decubitus ulcers, or pressure ulcers.
Pressure sores occur when a person lies or sits in one position too long and doesn’t move or adjust themselves in bed or in a chair. They commonly are formed around boney areas (ankles, back, elbows, hips, sides of the knee, or heels) where there isn’t much skin or fat to protect the bone. People who are at risk for getting pressure sores bed bound people, people who spend long period of time in wheelchairs, or people who can not change their positions in bed. A lack of blood supply to the tissue and the skin causes the sore because the tissue dies.