Category : Bed Sores In Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Attorneys See Poor Prognosis for Stage Four Pressure Sore Patients

A study done by the North Texas Health Care System has revealed that patients have had a bleak outlook whenever they have developed stage four pressure sores. The data suggests that preventing bedsores from developing into stage three or four sores may be more practical than treating the sores after they have developed. Nursing homes […]

Nursing Home Settles Bed Sore Lawsuit For $900,000

A settlement was reached this month between Houghton Lakeview— a nursing home— the state of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services and the family of Jean Rudolph, who died in 2008 from complications due to stage four pressure sores while under the care of a Houghton Lakeview owned home. The same home had already […]

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Are bed sores acquired during a nursing home admission an indication of poor care?

Without much objection, bed sores have become an accepted way of life at some nursing homes.  Today, patients, families and caregivers at some nursing homes view the development of bed sores as an inevitable part of the aging process. To the contrary, the majority of circumstances when a patient develops a bed sore during an […]

Can young people develop bed sores during an admission to a medical facility?

Absolutely.  Bed sores are not a condition isolated to the elderly.  In many circumstances, younger patients in nursing homes and hospitals face many of the same risk factors that their contemporaries encounter: remaining in one position for extended periods of time, being kept in soiled linens for extended periods and general neglect by staff when […]

Bed Sores Continue To Plague Patients In Chicago Nursing Homes & Hospitals

Even in large metropolitan areas like Chicago, IL patients in nursing homes, hospitals and other types of senior living facilities continue to suffer from a medical complication that has been around as long as history books have been written— bed sores. While some facilities suggest that the development of bed sores is an inevitable part […]

Tips for Ensuring Your Parent’s Proper Care & Prevent Complications Like Pressure Sores

If you’re an adult child of an elderly parent, you may already know that choosing a proper nursing home can be stressful. Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, nurse and author of the blog, shares some tips on how to ensure your parent will always remain safe and healthy: –  Get to know the difference between “convalescent hospitals,” “care homes,” “retirement homes,” and […]

Bed Sores Continue To Plague Nursing Home & Hospital Patients In All Demographics

Although the news regarding the horrific physical and emotional impact of bed sores (also called decubitus ulcers, pressures sores or pressure ulcers) surely is on all respectable medical professionals radar screens, bed sores in nursing homes and hospitals continue to plague individuals in all demographics.  In order to improve patient care, bed sore prevention must be a […]

Why is it important to differentiate the type of facility where a bed sore developed?

The first step in evaluating a bed sore case, is to determine when at what type of facility the bed sore developed.  Aside from obviously knowing which facility to pursue a claim or lawsuit against, knowing how the facility is legally categorized is essential to a successful recovery. Legal classification of facility where wound developed […]