Are Bed Sores a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect?
Pressure sores/ulcers or bedsores affect many people, especially the elderly. They might seem like a minor skin condition, but oftentimes these sores can have serious, sometimes deadly consequences. A small sore can deepen, and create an infection. The best way to stop this from happening is to treat them immediately, as soon as they develop. Bedsores develop when something rubs and is in contact with your body for an extended period of time. There is several stages of bedsores and their severity. The longer they go untreated, the worse they become.
Bedsores are a sign of neglect in nursing homes. They only occur when a person is in the same position for an extended amount of time. If a patient is immobile or otherwise bedridden, caregivers have the responsibility to reposition their patients every few hours to prevent this from happening. Unfortunately, many caregivers don’t notice bedsores until it’s too late. Caregivers should take extra care of bedridden patients to ensure they don’t get bedsores and examine closely every day to treat these issues as soon as possible.
Contact a Texas Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer for Help
When you place your loved one in a care facility, you expect them to remain safe and free from harm. This is unfortunately not always the case, as nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing issue across the United States. If your senior loved one is showing any signs of nursing home abuse, it is in your best interest to reach out to The Law Giant at Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers right away.