If the nursing home staff does not regularly re-position a resident, the staff could be considered negligent. The nursing home might be liable if that resident developed a bedsore.
How bedsores occur
Bedsores are the most common type of nursing home injury. When a resident sits or lies in a certain position for a long time, it puts pressure on a certain part of their skin. If they stay in this position long enough, blood cannot flow to that area, and the skin begins to die.
Preventing nursing home bedsores
The most important way to prevent bedsores is to re-position residents frequently. This takes pressure off of areas where bedsores may be developing. The staff should help people in wheelchairs re-position themselves every hour. They should re-position bed-bound residents at least every two hours.
What to do if you have bedsores
Contact us today if you or your loved ones have bedsores due to nursing home neglect.