Is your senior exhibiting red patches of skin covered with thick silvery scales, itching, burning or soreness, and/or swollen and stiff joints? These could be symptoms of psoriasis. When they go seek medical service in Pennsylvania to get it checked, they may be prescribed with medication that will help in managing their condition and its effects.
If you have a senior loved one that has live in care, their caregiver must take necessary precautions to prevent the severity of the condition. Here are some tips on how to care for senior with psoriasis:
- Live a More Healthy Lifestyle.
Preparing healthy meals and assisting them with exercise regularly helps them stay healthy. It can also help with inflammation and maintaining a healthy weight, which can alleviate psoriasis symptoms.
- Maintain a Skin-Soothing Anti-Aging Routine.
Before purchasing over-the-counter products to help with their wrinkles, dryness, or sunspots, always check the label. Choose products that are alcohol-free and hypoallergenic. Ask the dermatologist what would be best for their condition.
- Be Careful of Their Scalp.
It’s okay that they dye their hair to color their grays, but make sure they apply their prescribed topical medication before dyeing their scalp so it stays in the best shape it can. Ask the stylist to handle their hair gently.
Our caregivers can work together with your senior’s physician and dermatologist to ensure they get the best care possible as they manage the symptoms of the condition.
If you’re still looking for a provider of home care in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, you can count on our caregivers at MOG Home Health Care Services.