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Among Nursing Home Residents:
United States, 2004
u.s. department of health and human services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Health Statistics
Of the 1.5 million current U.S. nursing home residents
in 2004, about 159,000 (11%) had pressure ulcers of any stage. Stage
2 was the most common (5%), accounting for about 50% of all pressure
ulcers. Stages 1, 3, and 4 made up about the other 50% of all ulcers.
Residents aged 64 years and under were more likely
than older residents to have pressure ulcers (14% and 10%, respectively).
Pressure ulcers were more common in males (13%) than in females
(10%). Residents in nursing homes for 1 year or less (16%) were
more likely to have pressure ulcers than those with a longer length
of stay (7%). There was no significant difference between white
and nonwhite populations with respect to having pressure ulcers.
Has a family member
developed bedsores ulcers? Nursing Home Neglect can include
failing to prevent bedsores. Elderly patients must be moved and
turned frequently so that bedsores don't develop. Bed Sores left
untreated can victimize the elderly patient and even cause wrongful
death. Bed Soresare very often caused by a Nursing Home's inexcusable
failure to turn a patient frequently.
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and Neglect. If you feel that you or your loved one has been injured
as a result of nursing
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