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Frequently Asked Questions About Bedsores
Common Causes of Bedsores
In a typically healthy person, ulcers do not normally form because the person is continuously moving around and making minor adjustments to relieve any long-term pressure. Nursing home residents who lack the ability or awareness to make these continuous pressure relief adjustments are very susceptible to developing ulcers.
The nursing home must be aware of these residents who are at an increased risk for developing ulcers and take the appropriate measures to prevent the development of such ulcers. Some of the most common factors that contribute to bedsores include:
- Friction between the body and a bed or a chair
- Inability to move easily due to old age or illness
- Weight loss that causes less padding over bony areas
- Shearing or when the skin is pulled away from the bone
- Poor diet
- Dehydration or Malnutrition
- Moist skin due to sweating or incontinence
- Medical conditions such as diabetes