If your elderly loved one lives alone and has certain health conditions, they may be at risk for skin breakdown. Decubitus ulcers, also known as bedsores, can cause serious infections, and if not treated quickly, may invade the muscle tissue and bone. Here are some ways a live-in care aide can help keep your senior loved one's skin healthy and intact. 1. Incontinent Care Aging adults who are incontinent of urine and stool may be at risk for skin breakdown if the perineal area is not quickly cleaned and dried after incontinent episodes.
19 January 2021