Obesity increased for elderly residents in long term care facilities over the last decade and has been associated with higher risks of pressure ulcers among long-stay residents.
The relationship between obesity and bed sores rise as long term residents become more obese. Statistically, the odds of pressure ulcers were 18.9% higher for residents with moderate or severe obesity than for non-obese residents.
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Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.