People need help as they age. We look closer at the “personal needs allowance” and how it affects those living […]
Sepsis is an infection that gets into the bloodstream and, especially for the older population, can be fatal. Often, sepsis sets in after a patient has developed a urinary tract infection or pressure sore (bedsore). Unsanitary catheters, dehydration, and poor personal hygiene usually cause urinary tract infections. Pressure sores are caused by several failures to turn and reposition, failure to provide proper incontinence care, and failure to provide pressure relieving measures. Urinary tract infections and pressure sores are preventable, even in nursing homes.
Nursing homes need to quit putting profits over people and start staffing their facilities with sufficient staff so that nursing home residents get the care that they are paying for, were promised, and deserved.
Bedsores, urinary tract infections, and sepsis are just some signs of nursing home neglect. Other signs may be falls, bruising, malnutrition, dehydration, unsanitary conditions, poor hygiene, medication errors, and altered mental states.
Darren understands the special needs of elderly and enfeebled nursing home residents, and vigorously fights to protect their rights. If you have a loved one who has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, contact us today for a free case evaluation!