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Government Report: 1 in 10 Nursing Home Residents
suffer from bed sores!!

Key findings
Data from the National Nursing Home Survey, 2004
In 2004, about 159,000 of current U.S. nursing home residents (11%) had pressure ulcers. Stage 2 pressure ulcers were the most common.
Residents aged 64 years o and under were more likely than older residents to have pressure ulcers.
Residents of nursing homes o for a year or less were more likely to have pressure ulcers than those with longer stays.
One in five nursing home o residents with a recent weight loss had pressure ulcers.
Thirty-five percent of o nursing home residents with stage 2 or higher (more severe) pressure ulcers received special wound care services in 2004.

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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There are several stages of Bedsores (see pictures on link) with stage 4 being the most serious/advanced. Death can occur if a stage 4 bed sore decubitis ulcer is allowed to advance to infection and aggressive treatment is not successful. Most pressure sores are easily preventable.

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