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Effective Skin Management - How Claro Support Workers Provide Essential Support

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Claro’s commitment to comprehensive care and support extends beyond assistance with everyday living, it encompasses proactive measures to ensure the well-being of our clients, particularly in the realm of skin management. Individuals living with a disability or of advancing age are at higher risk of experiencing skin deterioration, sores and pressure injuries. That is why our dedicated support workers are key in implementing effective strategies to prevent skin injuries and maintain optimal skin health. 

Skin management involves a multi-layered approach involving early detection, risk assessment, preventive measures, and continuous monitoring. Our support workers are equipped with the knowledge and resources to execute these strategies, ensuring the comfort and safety of our clients.  

The Role of Claro Support Workers in Skin Management 

Our support workers are trained to conduct thorough skin checks and implement personalised skin management plans for each client. By closely monitoring the skin condition and promptly identifying any changes or concerns, they facilitate early intervention and reduce the risk of pressure injuries. Repositioning is crucial to skin management, particularly for clients with limited mobility. Claro support workers assist clients in regular position changes to alleviate pressure on vulnerable areas and prevent tissue damage.  

Practical Strategies for Effective Skin Management 

Effective skin management involves a range of practical strategies to prevent pressure injuries and maintain skin integrity. Our support workers diligently implement these strategies, tailored to each client’s unique needs. 

1. Regular Skin Inspections
Skin checks are conducted regularly to identify early signs of redness, warmth, or changes in skin integrity, these may be conducted as part of the client’s management plan or done during bathing or dressing.

2. Position Changes
Clients with limited mobility are encouraged and/or assisted to change positions regularly to relieve pressure on vulnerable areas such as the hips, buttocks, and heels.  

 3. Pressure Reliving Devices
Proper utilisation of pressure-relieving cushions or mattresses helps distribute pressure evenly and reduce the risk of pressure injuries.  

4. Optimal Nutrition
Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining skin health and promoting tissue repair.  

 5. Hydration
Maintaining well-hydrated skin is necessary as it is more resilient and less prone to damage. 

6. Client Education
Educating clients and caregivers with knowledge about the importance of skincare and early detection of pressure injuries enhances their ability to actively participate in skin management.  

Addressing Risk Factors 

Understanding the risk factors for pressure injuries is crucial in devising effective prevention strategies. Factors such as immobility, advanced age, poor nutrition, chronic illness, and reduced sensory perception contribute to heightened vulnerability.  


Effective skin management is not just a responsibility, it’s a commitment to the well-being of our clients. Through proactive measures, personalised care plans, and ongoing support. Claro support workers strive to ensure optimal skin health and prevent pressure injuries. We uphold our commitment to delivering quality care and enhancing the lives of those we support 

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