Even Stiff Fines Can’t Force Nursing Homes to Take Necessary Steps to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

By Nursing Home Law Center

Prevention Steps

When nursing homes take simple, preventative steps such as: turning patients, keeping them clean, and providing adequate nutrition and hydration; they can greatly decrease the incidence of pressure sores (also called: bed sores, decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers) at their facilities. However, even though the preventative steps are well known, many nursing facilities simply fail to implement the necessary care that patients require to function optimally.

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