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A Common Sign of Nursing Home Neglect Is Bedsores

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nursing home neglect is the failure to provide care for an older adult. One of the earliest and common signs of nursing home neglect is bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers.

  • Bedsores are painful wounds caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin.

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Chicago’s South Shore Minority Community Facing COVID-19 Realities

Illinois long-term care facilities have now contributed to nearly 3,500 coronavirus deaths of residents and workers, according to data published by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The fatalities have been linked to nursing homes, assisted living communities, centers for adults with developmental disabilities, and skilled nursing facilities across the state, with hot spots spreading in Cook County, specifically among minority groups battling higher mortality and disability rates as a result of their long-term care system.

  • Nationally, African-American deaths from COVID-19 are nearly two times greater than expected from their share of the population.

Coronavirus disease is highly infectious and caused by a new virus that is leading to a deadly respiratory illness for at-risk populations, especially nursing home residents. During this challenging time, The Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term care has proven to be an excellent resource to those who have been isolated in a nursing home or elder community and their concerned family members. Please review and share the organization’s guidance in the hope of preventing the spread of coronavirus near you.

Coronavirus Prevention Tips for Long-Term Care Residents

In a McKnight’s Long-Term Care News survey published on March 30, 2020, more than 77% of the nation’s nursing homes say they are both underequipped and understaffed during the coronavirus pandemic. The findings come as groups of struggling U.S. nursing homes, including several in Illinois, begin their battle with the potentially deadly virus.

The survey found:

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