Bed Sore Lawyers: Nutritious Diet Key to Recovery

Bed sore lawyers believe that patients who suffer from pressure ulcers need to meet with a dietitian as soon as possible. In association with a licensed dietitian, patients can determine the best diet for supporting healing and promoting recovery. Many elderly people who suffer from bed sores likely do not receive the proper nutrients daily. A malnourished individual who does not get a recommended daily diet lacks the capacity to synthesize protein in order to repair tissue. Questionnaire and Examination Generally Assist in Prescribing an Adequate Diet Through a series of questions and a physical examination, a physician can get a … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Lawyers: Nutrition is Important to Bed Sore Prevention

As New Jersey and Philadelphia bed sore lawyers that are experts in nursing home abuse and neglect cases, it is important for us to remind readers of the dangers of bedsores and how nursing home abuse and neglect can lead to their formation. A patient being given appropriate nursing home care should not be one that acquires bed sores or pressure ulcers. We have already discussed the importance of proper repositioning and skin treatment to help prevent bed sores from forming. Today, we are going to remind everyone how important proper nutrition is to bedsore prevention. Proper Nutrition Can Help Prevent Bedsores It is much easier to prevent … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Exposé: Manhattan View Nursing Home

Today we’ve located a nursing home in Hudson County that we feel deserves mention due to its overall below average rating by the Medicare Nursing Home Compare. This Hudson County nursing home was given only 2 out of 5 stars. This indicates that, according to Medicare’s rating system, it is a below average nursing home. As attorneys specializing in cases where nursing home abuse and neglect is an issue, we feel that it is important to point out those nursing homes that are considered average or, in this case, below average. Manhattan View Nursing Home Has Bad Care Record … [Read more...]

Bedsore Prevention Tip #13: Educational Programs

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 Programs … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Provide Tip#10 for Bed Sore Prevention

As nursing home abuse attorneys, we have been posting a series of tips to help the prevention of nursing home abuse and bed sores. Our last few posts concerned the nursing home patient’s need for proper nutrition and hydration, as well as the importance of repositioning. Today’s bed sore tip once again deals with proper positioning of the nursing home patient to prevent a painful and often deadly bed sore. As we have indicated in the past, "Prevention is always the best medicine when it comes to preventing bed sores and pressure ulcers in nursing homes.” Tip #10: Proper Pressure Redistribution The 9th tip for the prevention and … [Read more...]

Bedsores Prevention: Proper Use of Multivitamins and Minerals

Preventing bedsores in nursing home patients can be done by following some simple tips. As New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers, we have been posting these tips in attempt to educate and prevent pressure ulcers and bedsores in nursing home patients. Our last post dealt with the importance of hydration of nursing home patients in order to prevent pressure ulcers and bedsores. Today’s tip is the importance of multivitamins and minerals in the prevention of bedsores and pressure ulcers in patients. Tip # 8 for Preventing Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Home Patients The 8th tip nursing home abuse lawyers offer … [Read more...]

Tip#6 for Bedsore Prevention: Proper Nutrition

If you have been following our posts, we hope that the nursing home abuse tips for the prevention of bedsores and pressure ulcers series have been helpful to you or a family member who may be a nursing home abuse victim. These bedsore and pressure ulcer prevention tips are quite simple, yet may make a difference in whether a nursing home patient develops a pressure ulcer or bedsore. The theme of these posts is simple: Prevention is always the best medicine when it comes to preventing bedsore and pressure ulcers in nursing homes. Tip#6 for Preventing Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers The sixth tip nursing home abuse lawyers offer in … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Alert – Watch Out for Pressure Sores

People who lay or sit in one position for long periods are at risk of developing pressure sores, also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers. Nursing home residents are more likely to be confined to beds or chairs for long periods of time, and therefore more susceptible to developing pressure sores. Bedsores or pressure sores occur when pressure on the skin shuts off blood vessels, depriving skin tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Most of us associate this feeling with “pins and needles” or “my leg fell asleep.” For most of us, shifting our weight or body position quickly gets us the feeling back in the affected body part. For nursing home … [Read more...]