California nursing home residents suffer bedsores at a rate almost double that of the national average says California Nursing Home Abuse and neglect Attorney Steven Peck
In fact, the percentage of high-risk residents in California nursing homes who have one or more bedsores is 19 percent, which is greater than the national average of 11 percent.
Bedsores, Pressure Sores also known as Decubitus Ulcers set in when a patient is not moved often enough and bones push through areas of soft skin and will expose muscle and bone causing infection and sometimes death.
Nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and long term care and assisted living must watch elders and dependant adults to make sure they are receiving the care that they deserve.
If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse, contact the Peck Law Group toll free at 1-866-999-9085 for your free consultation.
About the Author
Attorney Adam Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.