A Hillcrest-West resident has had her leg amputated after extensive nursing home abuse and neglect. The resident’s leg initially suffered from deep pressure sores which worsened because of the nursing home resident’s malnutrition. Apparently, nursing home staff neglected some of her feedings and failed to administer proper foods to help the pressure sore heal. The treating physician in the case said that this pressure sore and nursing home abuse and neglect was one of the worst cases he had seen in practice. Proper wound care and appropriate nutrition are essential to healing pressure sores. Unfortunately, in this case the pressure sore went to the bone and nearly caused system-wide sepsis.
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