Thanks Stresshead for your reply, hope your not living up to your name!!
Was at home but in a local nursing home for assessment for mobility and District Nursing are dealing with it. Yes they got an Air mattress two days after we found the sore. Assessment for mobility by using a hoist to move her everywhere, some assessment eh!!
The Tissue Viability team are in charge of my husband since he had a bed sore. He has had an air flow mattress for a long time but got a sore from just sitting out of bed for half a day. The TV team monitor him and set up a regime of how long he can be out of bed.
They have managed him wonderfully and he has been clear of the sore for many months. When he, as they say, pinks up a little then the time out of bed is reduced and turning is every hour and their diligence and the carers following their orders keeps him free of the sore or any others. They also do not allow one part of his body to rest on another. They use gel pads on skin to skin contact or pillows where clothes cover the touching areas.