Caring Homes pioneers light therapy

Caring Homes’ Marchglen Care Centre in Scotland is adopting a pioneering light therapy following successful trials.

The Bioptron 2 device is used to treat a range of conditions, including ulcers.

Lorena Love, care home manager at Marchglen, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have this pioneering piece of equipment which will help in the treatment of a range of painful skin conditions at this and our neighbouring homes.”

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The light therapy system emits light that is similar to that part of the electromagnetic system produced naturally by the sun but with no UV radiation.  It can be used as a complementary therapy for wound healing, including burns, leg ulcers and pressure injuries, as part of physiotherapy treatment, for skin conditions and can also help people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Marchglen Care Centre looks after people from across Scotland living with acquired brain injuries, those seeking treatment for neurological conditions and people exhibiting signs of challenging behaviour.  The home also provides support for people living with Huntington’s Disease, Melas Syndrome and other physically debilitating conditions.

Visiting consultant Dr Robert Prempeh said: “Many people in Marchglen spend much of their lives in bed, leaving them particularly vulnerable to ulcers. These can be very debilitating as well as significantly increasing the cost of their care. This new technique has been proved to work in reducing the healing time.”

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