Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers help from ComForcare

Pressure ulcers are a serious health risk for those who are confined to bed or a wheelchair or have limited mobility.

Our caregivers are trained to identify the early signs of skin breakdown for clients at risk and help prevent the development of pressure ulcers by:

Skin Breakdown Home Care Help
  • Regular checks to clients' skin for redness
    or signs that sores may be forming
  • Keeping skin clean and dry
  • Applying moisturiser and creams to dry skin
  • Helping them change position on a regular basis
  • Assisting in transfers to and from a bed, chair or the toilet
  • Bathing and drying clients who are incontinent
  • Changing wet or soiled bed linens
  • Encouraging they eat a balanced diet and drink enough fluids
  • Informing family or doctors of skin breakdown so treatment can begin immediately
Sitting or lying in one position for extended periods of time can cause pressure ulcers, which left untreated, can lead to:
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Amputation
  • Hospital admission
  • Increased length of stay in a health care facility
  • Decreased quality of life

The prevention of pressure ulcers is critical to maintaining the health and quality of life of those at risk. We can help your loved one with personal care needs at home or during a stay in a health care facility.