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Federal Regulations Covering Nursing Homes State Elder Entering Nursing Home Should Not Develop Decubitus Ulcers, Bed Sores and / or Pressure Sores Unless They Are Clinically Unavoidable

Too often, we hear that nursing home residents develop bed sores without really understanding what has happened to them. The terms “bed sore”, “pressure ulcer” and […]

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Is Often The Cause of Skin Infections

Serious Skin Infections Can Occur in Nursing Homes Nursing home abuse and neglect are often the cause of skin infections like decubitus ulcers. When a nursing […]

Amputations To Nursing Home Residents May Be Prevented

Amputation, or the surgical removal of an extremity, may occur among nursing home residents. Most amputations are performed in order to control pain or the spread […]

Elders Susceptible to Living in Nursing Homes That Have Been Charged With Abuse or Neglect

What to do if a Nursing Home is Charged with Abuse or Neglect In America today, we have placed nearly 2 million elderly family members under […]

Respiratory System Problems Are Not Uncommon in the Elder Population

As we get older it is not uncommon to develop complications involving our respiratory system. Many elderly patients in nursing home care will require breathing tubes […]

Most Common Place to Find a Decubitus Ulcer, Pressure Sore, and Bed Sore Are the Hips, Back, Ankles and Buttocks

A decubitus ulcer, also called a pressure sore or bed sore, is an open wound on your skin. Pressure sores often occur on the skin covering […]

MRSA and Staph Infections Are a Growing Problem in Healthcare Settings

MRSA and Staph infections are a growing problem in both healthcare settings and the community. MRSA, short for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a type of Staph […]

Clostridium Difficile (CDI) Causes Severe Problems In Nursing Home and Long Term Care Facilities

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) caused by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacillus organism, is the most common cause of healthcare-associated infectious diarrhea in healthcare facilities and has […]

Is Sepsis Related to Bed Sores?

Bed Sores can Cause Sepsis If your loved one has a bed sore and is later diagnosed with sepsis then there is a strong likelihood that […]

MRSA Infections Are Caused By Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

During your research of proper skilled nursing facilities for your elderly or disabled family member, you may have learned about nursing home abuse. MRSA Infection Rates […]

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