Preventing Pressure Sores for a Paralyzed Person at Home
A bedridden paralyzed person needs to change position throughout the day to avoid harmful secondary conditions such as bedsores, blood clots, or other injuries.
Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores are very common among bedridden persons. They occur due to constant pressure and moisture as a result of the inability to move and change position.
To prevent pressure sores, make sure not to leave a loved one in the same position for a prolonged time. Regular position change and passive exercises can help along with healthy nutrition and quick change of the wet or dirty dressing, clothing, and bedding.