One of the most common comorbidities among the elderly is pressure ulcers. This occurs when the patient remains in the same position for a long time. This in turn, causes an increase in pressure in certain areas called “pressure areas”, this areas include buttocks, shoulder blades, hip, tailbone, spine and the back of the limbs. By applying pressure for a long period of time the blood flow to that particular area is reduced, causing the tissues to die from lack of oxygen and nutrients.
Pressure sores appear when a person spends a lot of time sitting or lying in bed and cannot change position due to illness, age, being overweight, etc. Pressure ulcers are lesions of varying depth caused by excessive pressure on the tissue. To prevent their onset, pressure relief cushions offer fundamental support to reduce pressure and improve blood circulation.
Pressure sores form when the skin is subjected to continuous pressure, rubbing or sliding friction, for example, in people who are forced to spend considerable amounts of time in bed or seated and have difficulty changing position. Pressure sore treatment is simple and the sores heal easily. It is, of course, necessary to act quickly because complications can occur and many problems can appear.
The quality of life of Alzheimer’s patients is a major concern for family members, carers and the health service in general. And one of the most common problems is pressure sores. This is when it is essential to use pressure relief cushions, sheets, protection pads or supports for the feet and arms to prevent the onset of pressure sores or ulcers by distributing pressure over the support surface.
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