Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, are common among nursing home residents. More than one in 10 nursing home residents experience this type of skin wound. Some are severe enough to expose bone or become infected.
Caretakers can prevent bedsores in the elderly or disabled by routinely changing the position of the patient. Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, result when nursing home caretakers allow the patient to stay in the same position for prolonged periods.
A new Senate report illustrates the harm caused by preventable medical errors, which kill an average of 325,000 hospital patients each year. The total cost of medical errors nearly reaches $20 billion a year.
A man has filed suit against a nursing home after his father's bed sores turned into a widespread infection.