What are Bed Sores, How do they Form?
Bed sores, otherwise known as pressure ulcers are a serious form of nursing home abuse. If nursing home staff pay appropriate attention and mange the care of patients, these terrible wounds do not need to happen.
Pressure ulcers occur in four stages.
Preventing Pressure Ulcers
With the proper care and attention, bed sores can be prevented. The nursing home needs to properly assess the patient for risk when she first comes into the home. In addition, the patient must be continuously assessed for increased risk. When a patient shows increased risk for a sore, proper steps must be taken tro prevent them from occurring.
Those steps include:
Why are Bed Sores Considered Abuse?
Due to the ease of prevention, bed sores are always considerd negligence. Serious bed sores give rise to law suits. Your loved ones should never suffer from these manageable wounds when living in a long term care facility.