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Bedsores/Pressure Sores

 

Pressure ulcers, also known as decubitus ulcers, pressure sores, or bedsores, are skin wounds that develop when there is unrelieved pressure that cuts off the circulation on vulnerable parts of the body.  These areas include the shoulder blades, heels, elbows, and buttocks.  Without adequate blood flow, the skin and tissue die. 

Bedsores are often highly debilitating and can result in severe infection, amputations, surgery, and even death.  Patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, who are bedridden, use a wheelchair or who have limited mobility, are particularly vulnerable because they often lie or sit in the same position for extended periods of time.            

Bedsores develop quickly, progress rapidly, and are often difficult to heal. In order to prevent bedsores from developing, individuals should be repositioned regularly, every two hours.   

Key preventive measures will maintain the skin's integrity and promote the healing of bedsores.  

Protect your loved one from nursing home neglect.  If your loved one is exhibiting bedsores or pressure ulcers, please contact Steven VanGrack today to learn how you can recover compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering.

 

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