A nursing home is expected to provide proper care of residents, and maintain their health and well-being. If a medical problem occurs, the staff is required to report the situation and seek medical attention. Unfortunately, that was not what allegedly happened to a woman who died in a nursing home. The woman was a resident of Glenwood Healthcare & Rehab when she died. The woman’s family has filed a lawsuit claiming that improper care led to wrongful death.
Decubitus Pressure Ulcer
Pressure ulcers are also called bedsores, or pressure sores. They develop mainly on people who are immobile or bedridden. Pressure ulcers are painful sores that appear on the skin in areas where the skin is in contact with bed linens. People who are immobile are unable to change positions while in bed, causing constant rubbing in the same places on the skin. The sores get red and may worsen, becoming infected. They most often develop on the heels and elbows, as well as the tailbone. Decubitus ulcers are those that are on the tailbone.