Posted on 26/07/2020

Dear Caregiver – Sore/Ulcer

Dear Caregiver

Quick hack for your love one if there’s a sore/ulcer on their bottom:

– Keep their treatment on hand

– While sitting in a chair, have them bow forward

– If they’re able, stand up for a minute

– Sitting in a chair, rock side to side lifting hip

Since my dad does a lot of sitting, he sits on air cushion & that helps

And if his old sores start to pain him

We start with the list above

And we make sure while he’s in bed to have either a wedge/pillow behind him and to turn him from side to side at night

Please make sure you’re communicating with your wound care team

Stay on top of this

Sores can easily spread & cause great pain