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
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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