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I am sorry about your mother.
at age 87, she can have many health problems.
congestive heart failure often will lead to edema and swelling in the legs and poor circulation in the legs.
this can lead to weak skin and dry skin and poor healing.
it is important that she weight herself daily and if her weight goes up too much, she may have to take diuretics like lasix to help get rid of excessive fluid out of your body.
normally, she should eat more protein and vegetables to help her skin heal, but this can be difficult if she has a weak heart and weak kidneys possibly
she should use thick moisturizers like aquafore or utter butter or lanolin ointment for her skin to moisturize her skin as much as possible to prevent dermatitis and flaking.
but there is no one right answer which will fix her situation.