Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Thrilled by American Nursing Homes Making Moves to Change Care

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Our nations’ nursing homes are in dire need of help. Every day, nursing home abuse attorneys of Messa & Associates, P.C. are contacted by individuals regarding some form of abuse or negligence that a loved one endured in a nursing home. The importance of patient care seems to have dissipated and its priority replaced by money and business related needs. However, it seems there is has been a push for betterment in the nursing home industry. Advancing Excellence, NH Quality Campaign - a campaign created to encourage, assist, and empower nursing homes to improve the quality of life, prevent bed sores and pressure ulcers, and care for … [Read more...]

Bed Sore – The Fourth and Final Stage: Free Consultation

Bed Sore - The Fourth and Final Stage: Free Consultation

Bed sore lawyers say that the fourth and final stage of pressure sores brings about a large scale loss of tissue. Some wounds may be so deep that tendons, bones, and muscles can actually become exposed. Within the depths of the wound, slough (dark dead tissue) and significant drainage is likely built up. We know that the fourth stage signifies deep and widespread skin damaged caused by the bed sore. Medical attention is required to preserve the health and life of patients. The Road to Recovery People need to get in contact with their doctor or health care provider as soon as possible. This stage of bed sores can lead to a serious … [Read more...]

Bed Sore – Stage Three, Signs and Suggestions: Free Consultation

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The third stage of the bed sore progression brings about significant changes and a more dramatic wound. Unlike stage two, where the wound only extended into the top layer of the skin, stage three has a much more extended skin break. The breakdown in the skin now extends through the second layer of the skin, known as the dermis, into the fat and subcutaneous tissue. Bed sore lawyers say that the wounds in stage three are noticeably deeper than in prior stages. How to Care for a Stage Three Bed Sore Many of the general treatment suggestions from previous bed sore phases remain similar in stage three. Once again, it is essential to keep … [Read more...]

Bed Sores – Stage 2, What to Do: Free Consultation

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Bed sore lawyers urge patients to be on the look out for the deterioration of skin as a signal that a bed sore condition is worsening. Stage one of the pressure sore process begins with some slight changes to the skin that may not be easy to notice and therefore may not cause patients to seek medical attention. Stage two is more noticeable due to breaking in the top layer of skin. This should be apparent because a shallow open sore will develop. How to Cope with the Second Stage of Bed Sores It is essential that people keep pressure off of the open sore in order to limit damage and irritation to the skin. Patients should also maintain … [Read more...]

Abuse in Burlington County Facility Revealed by Inspections

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As nursing home abuse lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia, it is necessary for us to expose nursing homes that show signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. Sometimes we find nursing homes and long term care facilities with a history of dangerous bed sores and pressure ulcers. These nursing homes are clearly showing signs of abuse and neglect. Other nursing homes have a large number of citations and are also considered to be negligent. Palace Rehabilitation and Care in Maple Shade, NJ The Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center in Maple Shade, NJ is one such long term care facility. The Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center is a … [Read more...]

Lawyers Promote Skincare As Bedsore Prevention

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Promote Skincare As Bedsore Prevention

Studies show that bed sore prevention is easier than bed sore treatment. Therefore, as New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attorneys specializing in nursing home abuse and neglect cases, of which bed sores are a clear sign, it is important to remind everyone of important tips to prevent them. We have previously discussed the importance of repositioning. Today we are going to focus on another important area that nursing homes must be aware of to help prevent bed sores and/or pressure ulcers from forming. Nursing homes must make sure that they take special care of patients' skin. Skincare Supremely Important to Bedsore … [Read more...]

Bedsore Prevention and Wheelchair Repositioning

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As New Jersey and Philadelphia lawyers specializing in nursing home abuse and neglect cases, it is important to remind everyone of a common form of nursing home abuse and neglect, the occurrence of bed sores. To help prevent the painful and dangerous bed sores from forming, certain things are vital in a nursing home patient’s care. One of the most important factors is the proper positioning of the patient. Repositioning Wheelchair Bound Patients For those patients that are wheelchair bound, there are certain helpful recommendations for proper repositioning. An attempt should be made, by the patient, to move every 15 minutes. … [Read more...]

Bedsore Prevention Tip #13: Educational Programs

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As nursing home abuse attorneys, we have found that one of the most effective ways to prevent nursing home abuse and neglect is to be properly educated in the needs and care of your loved one. Each and every nursing home patient has unique needs which calls for the implementation of unique care plans. Nursing home patients that are susceptible to bed sores and pressure ulcers are in particular need of staff awareness and education. As we always state, “Prevention is always the best medicine when it comes to preventing nursing home abuse and neglect, such as bed sores and pressure ulcers.” Tip #13: The Importance of Educational … [Read more...]

New Illinois Legislation Promises Better Nursing Home Care

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a bill that aims to greatly improve the quality of care being provided to the state's elderly citizens in nursing homes and long term care facilities. Supporters have high hopes that new regulations upheld by the bill will work to eradicate the disturbing trends of nursing home abuse, neglect, and violence currently plaguing the long term care industry. Expected changes include: New ratio of 1 inspector per every 500 beds Increased criminal background checks and psychological testing of nursing home patients Alternative housing arrangements for patients who are physically capable, but … [Read more...]

Healthcare Reform: Helping Our Senior Citizens

Healthcare reform is set up to do wonderful things for the long term care industry.

Healthcare reform has been a hot issue for years. It’s obvious that our healthcare system, nursing homes, and long term care facilities are in dire need of help, but figuring out exactly how to provide that help has proven difficult for lots of reasons. But on March 30th, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the final healthcare legislation approved by the senate, wrapping up his momentous effort to enact healthcare reform. The Legislation was called “The Healthcare and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010.” The Act is going to change healthcare, and more importantly, nursing home and assisted living facility care, as we … [Read more...]