A resident at the Breese Nursing Home in Breese, Illinois developed multiple bed sores while a resident at the facility.
Bed sores are almost always a sign of nursing home neglect because the conditions that lead to bed sores are the most common signs of neglect.
Nursing home neglect is, at its core, a lack of attention. That lack of attention means that the resident is ignored when he or she is hungry, ignored when they are wet or in need of toileting, and ignored at almost all other times as well.
This situation leads to nursing home residents who are dehydrated and malnourished and sitting in damp and dirty conditions almost all the time. These are the exact conditions where bed sores develop.
Bed sores start as discolored areas on the skin, but they can quickly progress to deep, open wounds that extend to the bone. A bed sore should never develop in a nursing home. These are called facility acquired bed sores, and they are almost always indicative of nursing home neglect.
When bed sores develop on the feet or legs, it’s a more simple matter to keep residents from putting any pressure on them. When the bed sores develop on the buttock or lower back, it’s almost impossible to keep them pressure free for the length of time it takes a bed sore to heal.
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