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What Does Bedridden Mean?

Some chronic health conditions require people to be confined to the bed either temporarily or permanently depending upon the health condition. Bedridden patient care becomes essential in such situations. At HPFY, we bring to you a wide range of bedridden products that help caregivers take good care of patients confined to the bed. Try the Attends Dri-Sorb Plus Disposable Underpads for incontinence or spillages, BeasyTrans Beasy II Patient Transfer System for transferring patients from bed to wheelchair, Conveen Security Plus Drainage Bag, Comfortpan Bariatric Bedpan and many other bedridden patient care products. Buy these products today at attractive discounts at HPFY!

Tips for Bed ridden Patient Care at home

In case of certain degenerative diseases a person loses the ability to move. It can be difficult for caregivers to manage bed ridden patients as it requires a full time attention and care to look after all their needs. The patient also feel depressed due to the condition. Some areas that should be looked after include:

How to take care of bed sores for Bedridden Person?

When a patient is confined to the bed, chances of pressure sores is high. The areas that are prone to pressure sores include back of the head, shoulders, elbows, lower back, buttocks, hips, inner knees and heels. Pressure sores can lead to severe infections if not cared for. Keep checking all the areas regularly and check for any changes in skin color, warmth, swelling or pain. These may be early signs of bed sores. Use cushions or pillows for bedridden patients for proper posture.

How to keep the bed linen clean?

Bedridden patients often suffer from incontinence issues. The bed sheets might become soiled very often. Change the sheets everyday. Use toilet aids for bedridden such as drainage bags and disposable underpads to contain all the leakages and spills. Dirty sheets can lead to accumulation of germs and allergens and increase the chances of infection.

How to maintain personal hygiene for Bedridden Patient?

Look after their personal hygiene. Brushing the teeth, combing, and washing bedridden patients are daily requirements. As the patient is fully dependent all the hygiene tasks need to be fulfilled by the caregiver only.

How to feed bed ridden patient properly?

It is important to feed the patient in the right way. Give small bites or sips. Do not rush through it. Support the patient to sit while feeding by placing pillows. Use a clothing protector to avoid spillages.

Turn bed bound patients periodically

Turning bed bound patient using patient turning equipments every hour or in every two hours (if permitted) is a good practice. Pat gently to avoid fluid buildup. Give a light soothing massage to ease the aching muscles. You can also make the patient sit up every few hours using these turning equipments.

Daily exercise for bedridden patients

As bed bound people do not move around, the span of their physical activity is very limited. In such situations, exercising becomes important to maintain proper blood circulation in the body and keep it active. Here are some exercises for bedridden patients that they can carry out with ease. But make sure that you take the advice of your doctor or therapist first.

How to prevent infection in Bedridden Patients?

How to bathe an elderly person in bed?

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Frequently asked questions

Bedsores are common in bedridden patients who cannot move on their own. A bedsore is the breakdown of the skin or a wound over a bony surface. Ulcers develop due to reduced blood supply to the skin over a period of time, caused primarily by lying or sitting in the same position. Other causes of bedsores may include 

  • Creases in the bedsheet 
  • Friction when a person is dragged and not lifted or turned in the right manner
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Poor nutrition
  • Constant pressure against a particular area of the body 

Treatment of bedsores include
  • Reducing pressure on the affected skin by selecting mattresses that reduce pressure on the skin.

  • Caring for the wounds with appropriate wound dressings 

  • Controlling pain

  • Preventing infection with regular dressing changes 

  • Maintaining good nutrition

Areas prone to bedsores are back of the head, shoulder, elbow, lower back and buttocks, hip, inner knees or heels.

  • Protect the bed with a special hygienic underpad 
  • Start the bath by washing the face, and then wash the ears and the neck with 
  • Turn the person to one side to wash his or her back
  • Take care to clean between the toes when washing the feet
  • Protect the areas exposed to chafes and bedsores using special protective creams along with dressings
  • Use incontinence products like diapers or briefs if the patient is not able to go to the toilet.
  • Do not forget brushing the teeth, combing and shaving.

Bedridden patients with some upper body strength may require transfers from bed to toilet or shower chair, bed to wheelchair and vice versa. Transfer systems provide an easy way to do such transfers without much effort on the part of the caregiver.