Bedsores can quickly and easily turn into major health concerns for your bedridden loved one. Bedsores (or pressure sores) are wounds to the skin and tissue caused from sitting or lying in one place for extended periods. The extended pressure on the skin causes it to breakdown, revealing painful bedsores. The most common areas bedsores form are on the legs, thighs, and buttocks.
Bedsores can become very uncomfortable and painful for the patient, and in some situations, the sores can become infected and cause major health problems. Some sores can become so deep that they never truly completely heal.
There are a few simple, yet important, tips to follow in order to easily prevent bedsores: