Pressure sores are wounds to the skin caused by sitting or lying in a certain position for too long which results in tissue damage. Pressure sores usually start off quite small but can worsen very quickly.If you are unable to leave your bed for long periods of time, and find that you are beginning to or have already developed pressure sores, here’s how Electric Beds could help you:
1. Electric Beds help to relieve pressure
If you have pressure sores it is important to relieve pressure at least every 2 hours. With Electric Beds you can adjust your bed to put you in a position which does not put direct pressure on your affected area of skin. This helps to prevent or worsen ulcers developing.
2. Electric beds help to elevate and support
Electric Beds can help to improve your circulation and mobility, which can help to speed up the healing process and prevent further pressure sores from developing. If you suffer from pressure sores on your bottom, feet or legs you can raise the foot end of your bed which will prevent you sliding down in bed which causes pressure on your bottom and feet.
3. Electric beds help you move with ease
Changing position and moving as much as you can will help to prevent the development of pressure sores. Rather than having to rely on a carer to move you, at the simple touch with an Electric Beds, at the touch of a button you can be moved with ease.
4. Inbuilt massage
Massage can help to improve blood circulation and reduce swelling. This can help to speed up the healing process and prevent further ulcers from developing once healed.
The Adjustable Bed factory have a wide range of Electric Beds that can help to minimise the development of pressure ulcers. If you suffer from pressure sores and would like to see how an adjustable bed could help, get in touch with us today.