Many people think of bedsores as just a minor problem, and that can be true if they're small and treated quickly. However, when they aren't treated properly or they're allowed to become worse, bedsores can be a serious issue. Not only are they painful, but they also act as an access point for infection to enter the body. If left untreated, or treated improperly, they could lead to death. If you have a loved one who is living in a nursing home, you should be aware of what pressure sores are and what they look like.
The owner of an Ohio nursing home is facing criminal charges after hidden cameras placed inside the home allegedly revealed widespread fraud and neglect.
This coming Sunday, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In Ohio, which has one of the highest elderly populations in the country, nursing home neglect and other forms of elder abuse have been characterized as a silent epidemic.