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An Overview of Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Sores and Bedsores

The terms decubitus ulcer and pressure sore have been interchanged inappropriately over the years. Technically, the term decubitus ulcer refers to wounds developed over bony prominences […]


Bed Sore, Pressure Sore and Decubitus Ulcers Staging Per AHCPR Guidelines

The following information was copied verbatim from the AHCPR Guidelines, which is consistent with the recommendations of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Consensus Development […]


Immobilization Is the Number One Reason For Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers

Bedsores, also known as decubitus ulcers or pressure sores, happen when the blood supply is cut off from the skin for more then two to three […]


Overworked Staff Causes Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home abuse is a problem that stems from the overworked staff of nursing homes all crossways the country. Nurses with too many patients to handle […]


91 Year Old Women Dies of Elder Abuse Caused by Severe Bedsores and Infection

A man allowed his 91-year-old mother to soak for weeks in her own feces and urine, with the elderly woman developing severe bed sores and a […]


California Nursing Home Fined $100,000.00 For Resident’s Death

A Sacramento County nursing home will have to pay $100,000 for the death of a 60-year-old patient who fell while attendants were moving her from her […]


Ninety Percent  of All Nursing Homes Have Been Cited For Violating Federal Health and Safety Standards

The New York Times has reported that 90 percent of all nursing homes have been cited for violating federal health and safety standards. Even worse, 94 […]


What Are The Specific Types of Elder Abuse and Neglect?

Physical abuse: Unexplained signs of injury such as bruises, welts, or scars, especially if they appear symmetrically on two side of the body Broken bones, sprains, […]


Neglect Is A Form of Elder Abuse When The Elder Is Ignored and Not Receiving Care

There are different types of abuse one may be subject to endure while living in an ethically questionable nursing home. The first, and perhaps most common […]


For Elders With Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers A Colostomy May Be Essential To Halt Septic Infection

A colostomy is a major surgical procedure that involves cutting the colon into a shorter piece and bringing it through the wall of the abdomen. A […]



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