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Tag F314 - Bed Sores
Report: 1 in 10 Nursing Home Residents
suffer from bed sores!!
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
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.
Nursing Home Maplractice
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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and Neglect. If you feel that you or your loved one has been injured
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