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Bedsores and catheter

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Hi Katy

2 answers here.

Maybe you could try more softer food or liquidised food for your mother?

And for the problem of needing to lift your mother more frequently, I would ask Social services to do another assessment in order for you to have more frequent visits of the care workers in order to stand your mother up and wash or cream her pressure areas. You could say that the community nurses have advised this. They should be doing a risk assessment of your mum developing further pressure sores - the community nurse also can produce a risk assessment and this can be passed onto the social worker (by you in person, when he/she comes out to re assess your mother.
This is also essential as your mother may be reducing her intake with falling asleep and so her nutrition may be reduced, this will add to slower healing and skin discolouration may increase. They should take this on board and establish how to prevent this.
Thanks Kristina for your valuable information, I will take all these on board
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