Spending increased time at home during lockdown has been difficult for everyone. However, for elderly people, especially those with mobility issues, there are several additional challenges. One of these challenges is the risk of pressure sores from lack of movement.
Pressure sores are common for anyone who spends many hours in one position. They especially affect people who are bedridden or spend significant parts of their day in a wheelchair.
As these sores can form in less than a week, carers or family members should keep an eye out for them in their loved ones who might be considered a higher risk for these infections.