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Common Skin Problems in the Elderly


As we age, so does our skin. With aging comes various changes that our body faces, including skin health. As such, learning about different skin care tips is always a good idea to prevent or manage skin conditions in the future. If you cannot manage this alone, enlisting the help of home care services is also a good idea.

As a provider of in-home care services, we are well-versed in the area of personal care in older adults. This includes, of course, skin care and managing various skin problems.

With this experience, our nursing home has various tips on how you can manage or care for the following skin conditions in the elderly.

  • Dry Skin
    Aging also means losing moisture and elasticity in the skin. In line with this, you must invest in a good moisturizer that can provide the necessary moisture that your senior’s skin needs. Make sure to get a gentle, fragrance-free formula to cater to sensitive skin.
  • Constant Bruising
    As we get older, our blood vessels become more fragile, thus causing constant bruises if not careful. To treat this condition, you can apply a cold compress to the affected area. This is also a sign for you to watch out for elderly abuse and seek help as soon as possible.
  • Pressure Sores
    Also known as bed sores, these wounds develop when a person is confined to bed or a chair. As such, you need to reposition them as often as possible. Seek the help of a specialized nurse, too.

Home health aides in Pennsylvania can help manage or treat the aforementioned skin conditions. With the right care plan, your senior can live a healthy, happy life in aging.

So, if you are looking for professional home care services, feel free to contact Promise Home Care Services.

We also offer respite care in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

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