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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.

Our office represents victims of Nursing home Abuse and Neglect. If you feel that you or your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home abuse please call 1-617-479-4300 or use our free case evaluation form below:

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