Older Adults

Tracey Rickards, BN, RN, MN, PhD
Chris Boodo, MIMOSA Diagnostics

In this interview, Dr. Tracey Rickards and Chris Boodo discuss the concept of aging in wound care as well as the benefits remote patient monitoring offer to facilitate care to aging populations that may struggle to see care, such as immobile patients and those who live in rural areas.

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Complex wounds require increased attention, time, and resources to treat. Certain populations, including pediatric patients, immunocompromised patients, and older adults, are at higher risk of developing complex wounds as a result of age or comorbidities. For these populations, a multidisciplinary approach is required for the most effective wound care. Additionally, comprehensive documentation and standardized wound assessments can help clinicians identify areas of concern quickly and proactively given the unique needs of the population.