This presentation will begin with Ms. Kelly Sparks, certified wound & ostomy nurse at Mercy San Juan Hospital, giving a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology of the skin. She will also review the challenges of the different types of tissue damage that the elderly face, ending with a review of chronic versus acute wounds and a few of the treatment options available. Following her presentation, Ms. Laura Roberts, PT at Kaiser North Valley Rehab Services will cover proper body mechanics for caregivers. She will also discuss how to assist with positioning, transfers and ambulation. You will learn helpful tips on how to use, order and size mobility equipment. Both of our presenters will be available to answer your questions.
RSVP for this FREE workshop by calling Senior Care Solutions at 916-965-5565.