Caring for a bedridden patient requires much compassion and understanding. No matter how much you care for them, the physical and mental exhaustion caused by persistent stress can make it a challenging task. Perfect Hands Healthcare Group, LLC. has provided valuable ideas for caring for a patient, whether it is a friend or family member, to speed up the healing process.
- Maintain a pleasant and healthy environment
To sustain an older adult’s quality of life, create a supportive physical environment. If your bedridden loved one living in awful conditions, there’s a high possibility they’ll get an injury at home. A secure and easily accessible living environment is ideal. Use a natural lighting system to ensure that the room is well-lit. Place the bed next to a nightstand for convenient access to the phone, food, books, or alarm clock.
- Manage bed sores
Encourage them to change positions frequently to avoid developing pressure ulcers. A few range-of-motion exercises can help lessen the likelihood of developing bed sores. For pain relief, you can also apply talcum powder to sensitive body regions. In the worst-case scenario, seek medical attention.
- Enlist Skilled Nursing services
Having someone at home to care for an aging loved one might help ease your stress and allow you to devote more time to yourself. Hiring a home health aide will assist in maintaining the highest degree of comfort and care in the home.
Our healthcare services in Ohio include assisting with daily living activities such as feeding, bathing, and dressing. We can also give social interaction, which can help to alleviate anxiety, tension, and depression.