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Leawood Manor get involved for 'Prevent Pressure Sores' Day.

Residents and staff at Leawood Manor took part in International Stop Pressure Ulcer Day today to spread awareness. The team promoted the NHS’s ‘Stop The Pressure’ campaign with cupcakes for residents to enjoy.

All of our care staff at Runwood Homes are knowledgable about preventing pressure ulcer's and our residents care is at the forefront of everything we do.

Prevent pressure sores day

Pressure Ulcer’s are wounds which occur when there is constant pressure or friction in one area of the body. Constant pressure on one area of the skin prevents blood from flowing normally so the cells die, and skin begins to break down. These are very common in people who are unable to move and therefore stay in one position.

It is much easier to prevent Pressure Ulcer’s than treat them, here are some tips for prevention:

- Change position and keep moving as much as possible

- If possible, stand up to relieve pressure

- Ask your carer to reposition you if you are unable to move yourself

- Make sure your bedsheets are smooth and not wrinkled when you are laying on them

- Tell your doctor or nurse as soon as possible if you notice any skin changes or discomfort

Leawood Manor is a beautiful, 71 bedroomed care home situated in West Bridgford, just south of Nottingham. This spacious, well-maintained home, which has undergone recent expansion and renovation, consistenently provides compassionate expert care for older people, including those living with dementia.

For more information, call Leawood Manor on 01159 234985 or email leawood.manor@runwoodhomes.co.uk. To find out more visit our website: https://www.runwoodhomes.co.uk/homes/leawood-manor.

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