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What do bed sores look like?
An image of a bed sore (similarly characterized as: pressure sore, pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcer) on the body of a loved one can be one life’s more memorable moments. Advanced bed sores are characterized by a a significant loss of tissue in the area, exposing underlying layers of tissue, muscle and even bone. The most common areas for bed sores to develop are on a patients buttock or heels, but they can develop in any area where there is limited protective tissue and unrelieved pressure.
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s to provide information to to patients and families in order to make informed decisions concerning
circumstances where a pressure sore has developed during an admission to a nursing home, hospital or
assisted living facility. This material is for informational purposes and is not intended to take the place of
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