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Medical complications such as malnutrition, dehydration and bed sores are common consequences of nursing home neglect. In some situations, the aforementioned conditions of malnutrition and dehydration […]


Warning signs that an elder is being abused by a caregiver include bruises that cannot be explained, behavior changes, arguments between the patient and the caregiver, […]


Bedsores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers are easier to prevent than to treat, but that doesn’t mean the process is easy or uncomplicated. Although wounds can […]


Ways to Help Prevent Decubitus Ulcers Positioning in bed Avoid positioning patient on ulcer Use positioning device to keep ulcer off surface Avoid donut-type devices (may […]


Bed sores, Pressure Sores are ulcers with different possible degrees of severity, appearing on human bodies. Decubitus ulcers by nature, these are also often referred to […]


Abuse of elderly citizens is a growing issue in California. According to Elder Abuse Daily (eadaily.com), approximately 160,000 cases of elder and nursing home abuse occur […]


Make Sure Your Loved One’s Nursing Home is Held Accountable for Proper Care Because of the fact that elderly and disabled men and women come to […]


It is well known, and expressly noted by the California Legislature, that the elderly segment of the population is particularly subject to various forms of abuse […]


The terms decubitus ulcer and pressure sore often are used interchangeably in the medical community. Decubitus, from the Latin decumbere, means “to lie down.” Decubitus ulcer, […]


The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, since renamed and known as AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), has adopted the most widely used […]



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