How To Prevent Pressure Ulcer Sores

How To Prevent Pressure Ulcer Sores

Hey guys and welcome back to our weekly blog. We have recently concluded the “All About Wounds” series where we took an in-depth look at wounds concerning identifying them so that you can follow up treatment with a doctor as soon as possible. The purpose was to ensure persons do not delay with getting medical intervention for wounds that may…

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Dynamics of Wound Healing

Dynamics of Wound Healing

For the past three posts, we took a comprehensive look at wounds. We explored skin structure and its various functions; we identified different wounds based on their classification and types and we assessed wounds based on their characteristics. Today we will look at the dynamics of wound healing. If you have not read any of the previous blogs, be sure…

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Basics of Wound Assessment – Part Three

Basics of Wound Assessment – Part Three

Hey there! Welcome back. This is the third instalment of a four-part series – All About Wound Care. In each instalment, we present an aspect of wounds to help you understand wounds and provide functional information to assist your relative’s medical team with better treating the wound. The more information you can provide to your elderly relative’s doctor or health…

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All About Wounds (Part Two of a Four-Part Series)

All About Wounds (Part Two of a Four-Part Series)

This blog is the second installment of a four-part series titled – All About Wound Care. In our last blog (http://niceusgeriatric.com/2021/09/19/all-about-wound-care-a-four-part-series/) we looked at the basic structure of the skin and the functions of the skin. Today we will look at wounds – what are they and how do we identify them. Knowing how to identify a wound is important…

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All About Wound Care – A Four Part Series

All About Wound Care – A Four Part Series

Some of our clients have requested tips on Wound Care, so we have decided to bring a four (4) part series on All About Wound Care. These four parts are: Basics of Skin Anatomy and Physiology (Part One) All About Wounds (Part Two) Basics of Wound Assessment (Part Three) Dynamics of Wound Healing (Part Four) The objective of this series…

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How To Deal With Bed Wetting In The Elderly

How To Deal With Bed Wetting In The Elderly

Bed Wetting may be a common issue in the elderly and some may see it as just a consequence of age. “Granny getting old, that is part of life” may be a common proclaim. However, bed-wetting does not have to be a “consequence” of age once we mitigate the chances of night wetting. Why would you want to reduce the…

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When Is It Time To Get A Professional Caregiver

When Is It Time To Get A Professional Caregiver

The transition from middle-aged adult to older adult was featured a few blogs ago (see “Understanding Your Elderly Relative” – http://niceusgeriatric.com/2021/08/08/understanding-your-elderly-relative/) where we looked at the Developmental Stages of Ageing. Too many times persons neglect to put into perspective the journey of an adult into their older years. It is not an overnight process. It is a process that reduces…

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Main Factors That May Cause Falls In The Elderly

Main Factors That May Cause Falls In The Elderly

Falls may be a common occurrence in the elderly as they are more susceptible to falling. A fall for the elderly can be a very dangerous event; they may get broken bones (due to their bone’s fragility), bad bruising, cuts that heal slower, limbs easily dislocated and a lower pain threshold, all due to the ageing process and/or disease conditions.…

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RECREATION FOR THE ELDERLY

RECREATION FOR THE ELDERLY

Many times persons think that having their elderly loved one in front of the television is sufficient to keep them engaged. However, this could not be further from the truth. In fact, recreation is very important for the elderly, for a number of reasons. Benefits of Recreation for the Elderly We were created to be active beings. This does not…

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