What Are The Stages Of A Bedsore?

Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are one of the common signs of neglect in nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities. Pressure sores develop when someone lays or sits in the same position for extended periods of time. The skin and the underlying tissue is damaged from prolonged pressure. Common sites of bedsores are the hips, heels, ankles, and tailbone. However, bedsores can develop on any area of the body when a person is confined to a bed or wheelchair for a long time. Bedsores can develop very quickly and be very difficult to treat. It is sad that the easiest way to prevent bedsores is for the patient to be frequently moved. Therefore, bedsores are a common sign that your loved one is being neglected and ignored by the nursing home staff. […]