COVID has created some challenges in nearly all aspects of our lives. Education and jobs have been put on hold. Healthcare has seen a massive intake of patients due to Covid or the after effects. In spite of these obstacles there is no excuse for our health care centers, hospitals or long-term treatment centers to ignore patients to the degree that they develop bedsores or other pressure ulcers. Simply put, Covid is NOT an excuse for bedsores, pressure sores or other forms of patient neglect.
Nursing homes, assisted living, rehab centers, and even hospitals are full in many areas of the country. Just as we thought we had this pandemic behind us, we see another spike in the outbreak of this disease. In addition to this, we are also facing a shortage of employees like most of us have not seen in many years. That means that the caretakers and care providers in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living locations, and even rehab centers are facing maximum capacity without adequate staffing.
Bedsores and pressure sores develop on the skin from neglect. This happens when the body is stagnant in one position for a long period of time. Caregivers and caretakers know they must turn the body and care for the body of the patients who are susceptible to these types of wounds. The facility is responsible for the lack of care given a patient who develops bedsores or pressure sores. If you believe a loved one is in a facility where he or she is not being cared for properly, has developed these types of wounds or is being neglected, contact us immediately. David has the knowledge, skill and legal expertise to help you help your loved ones.
COVID-19 is not an excuse for neglect. Covid is not an excuse for the understaffing. Covid is not an excuse for the lack of patient care that is required to prevent a patient from developing bedsores and pressure sores. In these types of injuries, your loved one can become ill suddenly. These types of wounds can become fatal. If you suspect neglect, contact us immediately.
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