Changes in Skin Color
As death draws near, the hands, feet and other dependent (or underside) areas of the body will feel cool to touch and appear mottled and discolored. This happens as the body adjusts to changing blood circulation. More blood is directed to the vital organs to keep them functioning and less blood circulates to the extremities.
- Put socks on the person's feet and keep them covered with a light blanket.
- Position hands and feet comfortably and prop with pillows.
- Position to relieve pressure points.