Because diabetes and other illnesses can compromise the strength of an elderly individual’s skin, wound care is an essential part of the duties of our staff. As a result of older skin’s slower rate of healing, elderly wound care is often considered in a context of treating chronic wounds and making sure that they do not getting any worse. Instead of aiming for complete eradication of a chronic wound, a health professional may opt for an approach that focuses on managing a chronic wound and keeping overall damage to a minimum.