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Are Bad Outcomes at Skilled Nursing Facilities and Personal Care Homes Preventable?

In many cases, the answer is yes. For example, pressure ulcers (bed sores) can be prevented with proper care.  Pressure ulcers are a risk of being in one position too long, especially in an elderly, frail person.  Frequent turning and repositioning are essential to preventing pressure ulcers.  However, in many skilled nursing facilities and personal… Read More »

Bedsores: A Sure Sign of Nursing Home Neglect

If you have a loved one in a nursing facility, you want the best care possible. Unfortunately, too often elders in nursing facilities are neglected, compromising their health and inflicting unnecessary suffering. One of the worst consequences of nursing home neglect is bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers. Not only are bedsores extremely painful, but… Read More »