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ComForcare Helps Elderly Clients Prevent Painful Skin Breakdown ComForcare Home Care franchises work with clients to ensure they receive the assistance they need to prevent skin breakdown and painful pressure ulcers so they can enjoy a higher quality of life. ComForcare Home Care offers a wide array of supportive services to enable older adults remain in the comfort of their own home as they age. Home care services are also available for those managing a chronic condition or disease and require extra assistance with daily tasks. This also includes those with limited mobility or who are unable to walk. For example, individuals who are confined to bed or a wheelchair are often at risk for pressure ulcers and home care providers can work with clients to prevent this condition. ComForcare home care providers are trained to identify the early signs of skin breakdown for clients at risk and help prevent the development of pressure ulcers in a number of ways including: -

Regularly inspecting clients’ skin for redness or signs of oncoming sores Keeping skin clean and dry Applying moisturizer to the skin Helping clients change position on a regular basis Assisting in transfers to and from a bed, chair or the toilet Bathing and drying clients who are wet or have soiled their undergarments Changing wet or soiled bed linens Ensuring clients eat a balanced diet and drink enough fluids Informing family members or physicians of skin breakdown so treatment can begin immediately

Sitting or lying in one position for extended periods of time can increase the risk of developing pressure ulcers. These can be prevented and treated, but if left untreated can lead to: -

Pain Infection Amputation Hospital admission Increased length of stay in a health care facility Decreased quality of life

Local ComForcare home care franchises work with their clients to ensure they are able to change positions safely and comfortably, and to clean and care for their skin properly. The prevention of pressure ulcers is critical to maintaining the health and quality of life for those at risk. ComForcare caregivers can help your loved on with personal care needs at home or during a stay at a health care facility.

For many families, the demands of providing home care services for someone on bed rest can be overwhelming. ComForcare partners with clients and their families to provide the personalized services needed to support family caregivers and improve the quality of life and level of independence for clients. About ComForcare Home Care ComForcare began in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1996 as a company dedicated to establishing a new standard in the quality of non-medical home care. After perfecting the winning formula, ComForcare began franchising and now has locations throughout the United States and in Canada and the U.K. Each independently owned and operated ComForcare office offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services. ComForcare Home Care 2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-745-9700

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