Bed sores, or pressure ulcers, are rated on a scale of 1 through 4, with 4 being the most severe, involving exposed muscle and/or bone. Additionally, there are two other types of bed sores: unstageable pressure ulcers and deep tissue injuries.
The nursing home has an obligation to treat bed sores whether they are acquired at the nursing home to help the wound heal, prevent infection, and prevent new wounds from developing.
The four main forms of debridement – autolytic, enzymatic, sharp, and surgical – are necessary in advanced bed sores to promote healing and prevent infection of the bed sore.
A Toileting schedule can prevent the development of bed sores by reducing a resident’s exposure to urine and feces.
Bed Sores in Nursing Homes
One of the signs of nursing home neglect is bed sores, which are skin lesions that can develop when a person if left in the same position for an extended period of time. A Chicago nursing home abuse attorney at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. can help you win your Illinois nursing home abuse claim – 312-263-1080.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
You may be entitled to file an Illinois nursing home abuse claim if your loved one has signs of nursing home neglect, such as bed sores. A Chicago nursing home abuse attorney at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. can help you win your Illinois nursing home abuse claim. Contact us for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.