Bedsores, or wounds caused by prolonged pressure or friction on the surface of the skin, affect many seniors residing in long term care facilities across the country. Unfortunately, untreated bedsores may invite further health complications, and may sometimes even result in death.
However, bedsores are completely preventable with proper attention and care. Apart from regularly changing the position of a bedridden patient, here are some tips you may want to consider to prevent bedsores:
Bedsores could be an indication that your elderly loved one is suffering from nursing home neglect and abuse. Consult with a Milwaukee-based nursing home abuse attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 to learn more about taking legal action against the responsible parties involved.