Carer & Patient Resources
Bedsores (medically known as pressure ulcers or injuries) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, primarily caused by a combination of pressure, dragging and abrasion on the skin. They usually occur over a bony prominence such as the heel or hip bone.
Areas of the foot susceptible to bedsores
Areas of the trunk susceptible to bedsores
They can happen to anyone, but usually affect people confined to bed or who sit in a chair or wheelchair for long periods of time. Older people are most susceptible.
Bedsores can lead to very serious, even life threatening, health consequences if left untreated. If you or anybody in your care has a bedsore, we strongly advise that you seek the advice of a nurse or doctor.
Parafricta products work by reducing the friction between your skin and the bed or chair. They are particularly useful for people who are restless and/or whose skin is rubbing against sheets or clothing.
If you would like to understand more about how Parafricta products work please view this video on You Tube.
Find out more from these information leaflets on Bootees, Undergarments and Bedding.
or read these Nurse and User Testimonials
Parafricta Reusable Bootees and Undergarments can be prescribed in all parts of the UK. Your GP or Community Nurse may consider it appropriate for you to obtain these products on the NHS.
Letter for your Pharmacist - in case they need to know from where to order in the products when you present a prescription.
Links to useful external sites
NHS Pressure Ulcer (Bedsore) Patient Information
National Wound Care Strategy Programme
Carers and patients encountering the products may find these videos helpful.
Alice's Story video
James' Story video
If you are seeking any other information, consult our User Guides (including detailed instructions for use, washing information and product specifications).