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Can Pressure Sores Cause Sepsis?

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and becomes more vulnerable to injury. When an elderly person cannot change their position without assistance, it puts pressure on the skin in vulnerable places such as on the bottom and backs of the legs. This unrelieved pressure…

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How Often Should Bed-Bound Residents Be Repositioned?

Elderly and infirm residents of nursing homes and other facilities sometimes suffer from limited or restricted mobility due to deteriorating health conditions, leaving them confined to a bed. Often, the same mobility problems and overall frail condition make it difficult or impossible to change positions…

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How to Sue a Nursing Home for Dehydration and Malnutrition

When we place an elderly loved one in a nursing home, we anticipate that the caregivers and staff will treat them with the compassionate care and dignity promised in their glossy brochures. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are dishearteningly common problems in facilities around…

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Recognizing the Signs of Dehydration in Nursing Homes

When an aging loved one begins to need around-the-clock care, family members look for the best possible nursing home within the family’s budget with the expectation that the caregivers will treat the elderly family member with the care, compassion, and dignity that they deserve. Sadly,…

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How to Prevent Falls in a Nursing Home

When an elderly loved one requires daily care for their health and safety, family members commonly place them into the best nursing home facilities available to them with the assumption that they are safer with full-time care than they would be at home. Sadly, falls…

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Nursing Home Health Deficiencies: Which Facilities Are Cited Most Often?

More than 14,800 nursing homes — nearly every active facility in America — have been cited for at least one violation since the beginning of 2021, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the agency that administers federal health care programs…

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