Actually, it takes only about TWO HOURS for a bed sore to develop. So if you have a bed ridden elder or patient at home, you know what you have to do: CHANGE POSITION OFTEN and do it in a systematic manner. You can skip your meal, exercise or important phone call, but you cannot miss changing position of the bed ridden patient on time.

If you are managing such a patient yourself, you could create a small time table or set alarms to ensure that change of position happens on time always. In case, the patient is too heavy, do take help to change the position and ensure that you look after your back while doing so.