Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds commonly located on the bottom of the foot. This occurs in approximately 15% of patients with diabetes. Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer.
Some of the common causes of foot ulcers are poor circulation and foot deformities. The common symptoms that the caregivers in our home care agency in New York are drainage in the patient’s socks, redness, and swelling. Pain is not included as a symptom because patients who have developed foot ulcers have lost the ability to feel this sensation.
So how can you protect your senior from infection? PARAMOUNT HOME CARE AGENCY, INC. is here to share a few tips:
- Keep your senior’s blood sugar level under tight control.
- Make sure to keep the ulcer clean and bandaged.
- Always cleanse the wound daily, use a proper wound dressing and bandage.
- Make sure your senior avoid walking barefoot.
It can be tricky at first, especially if you’re caring for your loved one alone. You can always call a relative to help, if that’s not an option, our home health care services in Brooklyn, New York will be able to provide professional assistance.
Don’t worry, with our elderly care services around, your loved one will be safe from infections and even home injuries. Dial 929-333-9685 to learn more.