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Open Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers Provide the Perfect Way for Septic Infections

Many of our nursing home negligence and medical malpractice cases involve patients who may have developed a pressure sore only to be confronted with another medical […]

Elderly Dehydration Is Especially Common and May Be Deadly

Watching for signs of illness in a loved one can be challenging. Some illnesses show up quite clearly, while others have a more subtle effect on […]

What Are The Signs of Dehydration In the Elderly?

Dehydration is a major cause for hospitalization among the elderly. Elderly citizens are more susceptible to dehydration due to less fluid content in the body; about […]

What Are the Causes of Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers?

Bed sores are caused by unrelieved pressure on a particular area of the body, usually on lower backs, hipbones, and heels, can create a sore. Elderly […]


Bedsores are very serious conditions that in almost all cases are caused by neglect. The incidence of serious bedsores in a nursing home’s population is one […]

What Are the 5 Most Common Risks For Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcer Development?

There are several factors that have been acknowledged as things that put a person more at risk of developing pressure sores. As soon as a person […]

What Are Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers?

Common Names for Bed Sores: “Bed sores” owe their name to the observation that patients who were bedridden and not properly repositioned, would often develop ulcerations […]

Immobility, Not Multiple Sclerosis, Creates The Increased Risk for Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers

Multiple Sclerosis Does Not Cause Pressure Sores Contrary to popular belief, it is not MS, but immobility, that creates an increased risk for pressure sores. Pressure […]

Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers The Importance of Sufficient Nutrition

Fluid is an essential nutrient that is important for the normal functioning of cells. When a patient does not receive enough fluid or their fluid losses […]

Can Dehydration Contribute to the Development of Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers?

Dehydration occurs when a person does not receive enough liquid through oral consumption or via a feeding tube. Inadequate fluid consumption results in imbalance of the […]

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