What Chronic Medical Conditions Make a Person Susceptible to Develop Bed Sores?

By Nursing Home Law Center

Chronical Medical Conditions

Many people with chronic medical conditions are susceptible to develop bed sores mainly due to the fact their medical condition limits their mobility. Therefore, caregivers must be aware of the increased risk and take steps to encourage activity and re-position the individual as feasible. Studies have shown that people with the following chronic conditions have an increased risk of bed sores:

  • Anemia
  • Infection
  • Poor circulation
  • Neuropathy
  • Dementia
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury or paralysis
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