Some chronic health conditions require people to be confined to the bed either temporarily or permanently depending upon the health condition. In case of certain degenerative diseases a person loses the ability to move. It can be difficult for caregivers to manage such 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:

  • Bed sores: 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.
  • Keep the bed linen clean: bed ridden patients often suffer from incontinence issues. The bed sheets might become soiled very often. Change the sheets each day. Use disposable underpads to contain all the leakages and spills. Dirty sheets can lead to accumulation of germs and allergens and increases the chances of infection. 
  • Personal hygiene: look after their personal hygiene. Brushing the teeth, combing, shaving and dressing are daily requirements. As the patient is fully dependent all the hygiene tasks need to be fulfilled by the caregiver only.
  • Feeding: 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.
  • Turning: Turn the patient every hour or in every two hours (if permitted) and 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.

At HPFY we bring to you a wide range of products that help caregivers to take care of patients confined to the bed. Try the Attends Dri-Sorb Plus Moderate Absorbency Disposable Underpads for incontinence or spillages, BeasyTrans BeasyGlyder Patient Transfer System for transfers from bed to wheelchair, Coloplast Conveen Security Plus Extra Large Drainage Bag, Comfortpan Bariatric Bedpan and many other products for bedridden care. Buy these products today at attractive discounts at HPFY.

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