Why are Some Younger Patients Prone to Develop Bed Sores?

By Nursing Home Law Center

Younger Patients

The reality is that two-thirds of all people with bed sores are older that 75-years-old. Nonetheless, medical professionals in both acute and long-term care settings need to be tuned in to the fact that young people (of all ages) are still at risk to develop bed sores. Young people who have suffered a neurologic injury that results in paralysis are at a heightened risk for bed sores because of their limited activity levels. Similarly, young patients who may suffer from Multiple Sclerosis or other disabling diseases may be at heightened risk due to their limited mobility.

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