The elderly can spend a lot of time in bed or sitting in a recliner. This can contribute to the development of pressure sores. Fecal or urinary incontinence can accelerate this process as well as other factors.
Dr. Robert Norman is a dermatologist in Tampa, Florida. He has a special interest in geriatric dermatology. Attached are some forms that will help to evaluate a patient's risk of dseveloping pressures ulcers (bed sores)
Dr. Norman's intake form: Download Wound care NORMAN SCALE aug 07