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Bedsores CT Nursing Home Abuse

Bedsores CT Nursing Home Abuse

Over the last decade, the number of deaths per year associated with bedsores and/or infected wounds has risen more than 50 percent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 out of every 10 nursing home residents currently is living with a bedsore. Commonly referred to as pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are one of the most predominant signs of nursing home abuse.

While bedsores may not present an immediate danger, if left untreated they may lead to much more serious ailments. While these medical repercussions are concerning, even more disturbing is the fact that bedsores are commonly linked to nursing home abuse. In fact, recent studies have even found direct connections between pressure sores and mortality.

By definition, a bedsore refers to any injuries present in the skin and underlying tissue which are caused by extended pressure on the skin. The most common areas where bedsores are found include the ankles, hips, elbows, back, heels, or buttocks. Nursing homes patients are at risk for bedsores when they are not treated properly by the medical staff.

After being sedentary for long periods of time in the same position, bedsores are likely to develop. Unfortunately, bedsores develop rather quickly, leaving these innocent, elderly patients in pain. If a family member of yours has been mistreated, a nursing home abuse attorney of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is prepared to walk you and your loved ones through the litigation process.

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Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

As bedsores continue to become a growing problem in nursing homes across the country, more and more information has become available, shedding light on the serious risk factors associated with this abuse. The National Elder Abuse Incident Study has indicated a growing concern for the elderly community and the constant mistreatment that occurs in nursing homes.

Numerical evidence supports the current state of the nursing homes. The following are some of the chilling statistics:

  • About 20 percent of elders involved reported emotional abuse
  • About 16 percent of elders involved reported physical abuse
  • More than 30 percent of nursing home resident undergo some kind of abuse
  • About 1 to 2 million elders ages 65 and older in the U.S. have suffered some form of abuse
  • Estimates state that only 16 percent of all nursing home abuse is reported

Nursing home abuse is certainly a growing issue in the United States. As more and more of the elderly community enters these homes, scary statistics have revealed the true nature of these treatment centers. Nursing homes must be held liable for not only the physical health of these elders, but also for the way in which these patients are treated.

If you believe that your family member of loved one is suffering, a nursing home abuse attorney is prepared to act now. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to fighting for the justice for the elderly population in Connecticut.

Nursing Home Bedsore Causes

Nursing home neglect is generally the cause of all bedsores in elderly patients. However, it is important to note that nursing home neglect can quickly turn into nursing home abuse. Family members and loved ones of an elderly patient must be fully aware of the state that they currently in. Due to the fact that so many cases of nursing home abuse fly under the radar, relatives and loved ones must carefully document the state of their elderly loved ones.

Bedsores are most commonly caused by nursing home abuse and neglect in the form of:

  • Failure to regularly changes linens and bed sheets
  • Improper nutrition
  • Improper hydration
  • Leaving a patient alone for a lengthy time period
  • Failure to quickly change soiled clothes and diapers
  • Failure to make regular checks for bedsores
  • Failure to report signs of bedsores to medical staff
  • Improper policies in regard to rotating bedridden patients

Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in a variety of forms. The above are the most common causes of bedsores; however, those with a loved one in a nursing home must remember to pay close attention to their overall health. Bedsores occur quickly and are difficult to treat, the sooner the onset of these medical issues is caught, the better position the elderly will be in.

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Preventing Bedsores

The more active those family members and loved ones become in the elder’s life, the easier it will be to determine if in fact nursing home abuse is occurring. Bedridden patients must be taken care of in a special manner in order to prevent bedsores. Nevertheless, research continues to find that large numbers of nursing home employees are neglecting to perform their job properly.

The following are some of the best methods of preventing bedsores:

  • Make sure skin is always clean and dry
  • Position should be changed every 2 hours
  • To relieve pressure, use things like pillows and other products to place the elder in a comfortable position
  • Refrain from laying on hip bone
  • Use a pressure reducing mattress
  • Perform daily skin inspections
  • Change any bandages regularly
  • Provide proper nutrition for patients
  • Participate in some form of exercise everyday

The above prevention tips play an enormous role in keeping the elderly community safe and healthy in the nursing homes across the nation. If one of your loved ones is living in a nursing home in Connecticut, be sure to check that these prevention exercises are taking place each and every day.

A nursing home abuse attorney from Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is here to help you give a voice to the elderly population. We believe that the seniors in Connecticut deserve the best respect, care, and love possible.

Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we have years of experience in working with the elderly community in Connecticut. With offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford, we are able to serve the entire senior population in state of Connecticut. Our staff shares a strong desire to give voices to the aging public and we will fight hard to ensure that these voices are heard.

With the Power of Perkins, our clients can rest assured that we will dedicate our time, resources, and experience to building a winning case for you. Our goal is always to obtain the maximum compensation possible.

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