Did you know that it is against the law for a nursing home resident to develop bedsores? Unless their medical condition actually makes that impossible, the nursing home is at fault.
Bedsores are actually ulcers that form on the body and are caused by too much pressure being put on the body, typically from constant bed rest and immobility.
Bedsores are one of the most preventable medical conditions for any patient. Every nursing home should have a plan of action in place to rotate and flip their residents at numerous intervals to stop the pressure from building up. If the pressure cannot build up, then the ulcer cannot form. These bedsores can be very painful and range from a reddened area to actually holes in the body. They can introduce other infections into the body and can even be fatal. You may be shocked to learn that as many as 25% of nursing home residents develop a bedsore during some point of their stay. Residents who are at high risk include those over the age of 75, those underweight, those with dry skin, and those with incontinence issues. And if their own immobility doesn’t allow them to reposition themselves, your loved one is completely in the hands of the nursing home and may be at even greater risk. Watch the video now to learn more.
To learn more about nursing home abuse, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.