Bed sores are caused by unrelieved pressure.
The continual pressure on a particular area of the body, usually
on lower backs, hipbones, and heels, can create a sore.
The severity of a bed sore can range greatly, from mild bed sores
instances appearing as just minor skin reddening, to severe bed
sores appearing in deep wounds exposing muscle and bone. Bed sores,
if left untreated, can progress to a serious condition. Due to negligence
and improper nursing home care, bed sores have resulted in serious
pain and suffering for many residents.
Families entrust nursing home facilities to care
for loved ones but due to under trained, under qualified, and under
staffed employees, neglect and other forms of abuse have occurred,
leading to deadly results like bed sores. Bed sores can be prevented
by taking proper care of residents by making sure bed ridden residents
are rotated or turned over frequently enough to relieve any prolong
pressure on one area. Since many elders in nursing home care have
an already weakened state or various other medical conditions, the
development of bed sores can cause slower recovery from other health
problems as well. Make sure the nursing home facility chosen for
a loved one has superior staff as to best avoid any risk of bed