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Bed Sores Occurring at Nursing Homes

Nursing home bed sores are also known as decubitus ulcers or pressure sores.

These sores are caused by prolonged pressure on one area of the body. This causes lack of blood flow to an area of the skin. This can cause bed sores. These sores are frequently caused by neglect or negligent nursing home care.

These bed sores, which occur at an alarming rate to individual residents in nursing homes are preventable with proper care. Call us at Carabin Shaw, we will fight for your loved one’s rights. Call 800-862-1260.

Bed sores frequently develop on areas with bones just beneath thin layers of skin, such as the shoulder blades, elbows, heels, and tail bone.

Normally active people do not develop bedsores since they are repositioning themselves and constantly moving around. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents are unable to move independently. These disabled persons rely on care givers to assist them and stop bedsores from developing.

When loved ones are unable to reposition themselves, they require constant monitoring and care. Due to our busy work and family lives we rely on nursing homes. We place trust in the nursing homes to provide the attention and proper care families are unable to provide in their own homes.

Unfortunately, many nursing residents are neglected. In some cases the home is simply not properly staffed. And due in part to a lack of staffing care givers do not have enough hours in the day to care for all of their residents. In some cases the care givers fail to properly reposition and turn residents or simply were not properly trained.

The failure to properly monitor and care to prevent bed sores can lead to severe and life-threatening bedsores or decubitus ulcers for the resident. Call us at Carabin Shaw, we will give you a free case evaluation and fight for your loved one’s rights. Call 800-862-1260.

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