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Staging Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Sores & Bedsores

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 […]


Decubitus Ulcers, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores Afflict Elders In Long Terms Facilities Throughout the World

Decubitus ulcers/bed sores aka Pressure Sores afflict patients inside hospitals throughout the world. Various means of reducing bedsores have be tried, from frequent turning to synthetic […]


Orthopedic Rehabilitation Patient Developed Multiple Decubitis Ulcers

An orthopedic rehabilitation patient who developed multiple decubitus ulcers on his back and heels has filed a lawsuit against the nursing home where the wounds developed. […]


Shear Neglect:  A Very Common Source of Elder Abuse

Probably the most common type of elder abuse is shear neglect. This can easily be visible by bad hygiene, uncleanliness, and recurring illness. Watch for bed […]


Physical Elder Abuse: One of the Easiest Form of Abuse To Recognize

One of the easiest forms of abuse to recognize is of the physical nature. Bruising, sores, broken bones, scratches, abrasion and tenderness should all warrant further […]


Elder Abuse is Severely Under Reported

Estimates for the frequency of elder abuse in the general population range from 2 percent to 10 percent as the number of elders (generally defined for […]


Bedsore, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers Are Caused by Unrelieved Body Pressure

Bed sores aka Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers area commonly found in immobile patients who remain in one position for extended periods of time. The underlying […]


Elder Abuse Is A Widespread Problem in Long Term Care Facilities

According to the National Institute on Aging, there were an estimated 1.5 million nursing home residents in 2004 alone. In the last couple of years, these […]


Financial Exploitation & Financial Elder Abuse Transpire Quite Frequently In Our Society

Elder abuse” is recognized as a health and human rights issue and includes a range of offenses. Abuse is sometimes hard to detect; elder abuse is […]


Child or Family Member Most Likely Candidate For Financial Elder Abuse

You probably have heard in the news about cases of elder abuse and financial exploitation. When you hear of elder financial exploitation, you might think of […]



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