If these wounds are not treated properly, it can cause bacteria to spread and cause further complications. Therefore, the right care is crucial.
Although our bodies have their own systems in place to heal wounds, the body of an elderly person has a harder time healing wounds on its own. Not only is the skin of seniors more fragile, but the process of regenerating new cells also takes longer.
In some cases a topical antiseptic can be used to prevent the growth of bacteria. In the unfortunate event of amputation, it is important to clean the wound and change the bandages as specified by the doctor to prevent infection.
As infection can be more prone to spread in a nursing home, the experienced team of Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn, NY, will take the utmost of care. We will make sure that any elderly resident with diabetic foot ulcers will receive the necessary wound care.