pressure sores

  1. Miss

    Somebody please help

    We are moving to a different level, and I don't know what I'm doing. Is there no place to get some training? How do I get a toileting sling under my 250 lb. husband by myself? He can't be rolled over, and he can't keep it on all of the time because it causes pressure sores. How do I get any...
  2. Tokahfang

    HSP vs PLS: Some General Info

    Being halfway between an HSP and PLS diagnosis, I've had a lot of time to learn the nuances of the two diseases. Since anyone with a generic UMN diagnosis ends up here, this seemed a good place to put up some info. First, the similarities: HSP (Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia/Paraparesis) and PLS...
  3. Al

    Adaptive devices menu

    This list was borrowed from General Sites: Offer a wide range of Disability/Medical Products Ontario Incontinence Supplies Adult Diaper | Adult Diaper Delivery | Incontinence Supplies Good prices on brand name Incontinence Supplies, fast delivery (Please use the...
  4. rmstudier

    Point of depression

    I think I have reached the point of progression where I am chronically depressed. My legs are useless and I can't raise my right arm very high. I need help getting in and out of bed and off the toilet, and need bathing assistance. I can't turn in bed without the hospital bed rails which means...
  5. K

    Air Mattress

    Hello, My mum has been having a few pressure sores, despite many measures we had taken. She's lying in her bed more than sitting on her chair now, so I thought of getting her an air mattress to lay over her hospital bed mattress. I've seen quite a few models sold locally, but the price range...
  6. V

    Everything You Need To Know About Caring For Pressure Sores

    Living with pressure sores is never an enjoyable experience. If you are at risk of developing them, or you are taking care of someone who might be at risk, get informed about pressure sores to avoid developing these unpleasant injuries. This guide will tell you the best ways to prevent and care...
  7. MtPockets

    What is the best long term use cushion to prevent pressure sores?

    I currently am using a Roho High Profile Cushion. I was told this is the best, but still I am having trouble with a pressure sore at the end of my spine. Are the Gel cushions better? If so what brand do you have and or recommend?
  8. MtPockets

    Pressure sores can come from wheelchairs?

    I recently began to have pain in my bottom area and went to the Doctor after putting up with it for over 3 weeks. I told him I know this is not happening, but it feels like my tail bone is trying to come through my skin. He shocked me by saying, It is. You have a pressure sore that starts on...
  9. R

    Portland, OR- amazing lift and fancy wheelchair

    Sit to stand lift- (similar to this pic- This was a lifesaver for our family. If we had it sooner we could have prevent a serious back injury to one caregiver. Allows easy transfers to wheelchair, reclining chair or toilet (works...
  10. J

    Any hints for pressure sores

    I sit in my riser recliner all day, and lie in my electric bed at night, so 24 hours a day I can adjust my position slighlty..but lately my heals (side of, not bottoms) are getting sore and I fear I may have sores coming. I often hang my feet out of the bed to reduce the pressure. My rear end...