Category: Pressure Sores & Ulcers

The elderly nursing home population is very susceptible to developing pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers.

Nursing Home Diabetic Care Complications

Diabetes Basics To fuel our bodies, most of the food (particularly carbohydrates) we eat is turned into glucose (also commonly referred to as blood sugar).  Glucose is very important for…
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Nursing Home Bedsores Causing Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis Symptoms, Diagnosing and Treatment Osteomyelitis is a bone infection that is commonly associated with bedsores. It may seem as if bones are pretty inaccessible to foreign objects like bacteria;…
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Bedsores Resulting in Foot Amputations

Complete or partial foot amputations are typically performed as a result of injury or trauma, infection, ischemia, birth defects, disorders (such as Toxic Shock Syndrome), diabetes, or a combination. They…
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Nursing Home Bedsores Causing Death

Sometimes a nursing home is liable for your loved one’s injuries and their resulting complications, including death. When a nursing home neglects patient needs, including their medical needs related to…
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Pressure Sore on Heel

Bedsores (also known pressure sores and decubitus ulcers) are a serious problem facing the elderly population, especially those living in nursing homes. In fact, an article in the National Institutes…
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Nursing Home Bedsores Causing Gangrene

Gangrene typically attacks people with low blood circulation. Diabetes and peripheral vascular disease are examples of two conditions that cause low blood pressure. Nursing home residents that have these conditions…
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Pressure Sores / Bedsores on Sacrum/Sacral

Bedsores (also known pressure sores and decubitus ulcers) are a serious problem facing the elderly population, especially those living in nursing homes. In fact, an article in the National Institutes…
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Nursing Home Bedsores Causing Sepsis

Anyone can be infected with sepsis, which is also known as septicemia or a blood infection. In fact, the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (“NIGMS”) states that over a…
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Nursing Home Bedsore Stages

The Five Stages of Bedsores Bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers are break downs in skin that create flesh type wounds. They are caused by prolonged periods of pressure which…
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Bedsores Resulting in Below the Knee Amputations / Transtibial Amputation

Information About Transtibial Amputation There are roughly 2 million people in the United States living with a limb loss. The most common age group associated with transtibial amputations is 65 years…
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Bedsores Resulting in Ankle Amputations

Information About Ankle Amputations Ankle amputations, or disarticulation of the ankle, involves removal of the foot at the ankle while preserving the heel pad in a procedure known as Syme's…
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Pressure Sores (Bedsores, Pressure Ulcer, Decubitus Ulcers)

The Elderly Are Susceptible to Painful, Even Deadly Sores, Ulcers, and Infections The elderly nursing home population is very susceptible to developing pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, pressure sores…
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