Trusting a nursing home to care for you or a loved one is an important decision. It is equally important to be aware of signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, so you can protect nursing home residents from injury or death due to preventable conditions.
Holding those responsible liable for preventable injuries
Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, are a preventable condition that is often a sign of abuse or neglect. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., we are determined to stop elder abuse and nursing home neglect by ensuring that those responsible are held liable for their actions.
To learn more about the warning signs of nursing home neglect, call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO. We have the experience and the resources to protect you and your loved ones without charging any fees upfront.
Bedsores are preventable with proper care
Due to the fact that many nursing home residents are elderly with thinning skin and limited mobility, many people believe that bedsores in nursing homes are unavoidable. However, proper care and attention can prevent bedsores and the resulting damage they can cause.
Bedsores are caused by pressure on a particular part of the body, such as when someone is lying in bed or sitting for a prolonged period of time. Making sure that residents are moving or that their positions are shifted frequently can help prevent bedsores.
Bedsores not only cause pain, but can lead to infection, amputation or death. Keeping residents hydrated and well-nourished and keeping their bed sheets dry and clean all help to prevent bedsores.
Contact us now for a free consultation
Does your loved one suffer from pressure sores or bedsores? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800- 355-6446) to schedule your free consultation to learn about your rights and options.