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What factors increase your risks of bedsores?

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2019 | Nursing Home Neglect |

Transferring your family member into a nursing home facility in Alabama is definitely not a decision to take lightly. In fact, you may be facing emotional turmoil as you strive to find a location that will meet your expectations for providing the type of compassionate care you desire for your loved one. 

One of your concerns may be whether or not your family member will be treated humanely by staff members and providers. A common injury in nursing home facilities is bedsores. These painful, sometimes open wounds, are prevalent among patients that are not regularly moved to allow their body to rest from prolonged pressure on the same areas. If your family member is left in a certain position too long, is not able to move independently and suffers from debilitating health conditions, he or she may be at a much higher risk of getting bedsores. 

According to, you can help protect your family member by encouraging him or her to have proper nutrition. You may also work with the staff to learn about what is being done to prevent pressure sores from happening. Staff members should make sure that they regularly help your family member to exercise and stay mobile to encourage healthy blood circulation. If your family member is wheel-chair or bed-bound, proper measures should be implemented to prevent excessive rubbing or friction that could also cause open sores. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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