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My mother told me on the phone today that she has a bed sore. Is this due to neglect on the part of the caregivers? She did tell me that the nurse is taking care of the sore. But I wonder if neglect caused it?

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Yes, its serious. My daughter had to prove in a hearing that a sore was present when a person was transferred from the hospital. She was the nurse who examines new residents coming into rehab, top to bottom. She records everything. A presore, a sore. The family was blaming the Rehab. My daughter proved it was the Hospital.

You need to contact the DON and make sure its being taken care of by a Nursed versed in woundcare. Some of our elderly call the CNAs nurses and they aren't. Tell the DON u want and update on how the wound is progressing. Ask for pictures so u can see the progress.
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It depends on if PCAs who have the most contact recognize and bring it to a nurses attention. Ideally turning every 2 hours is needed but the patient needs to understand that they cannot roll back onto the wound
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Yes, where I live it is considered neglect, most especially if it has progressed beyond stage one.
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My mother was in a nursing home for four years and never once had a bedsore. Better care most often prevents them
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Yes, she should have been rolled every two hours.  They should have notice early sign of pre-sore when bathing, changing or toileting her.  They can be very painful
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Debbie17 Apr 28, 2020
Thank you. I wonder if it is a pre-sore? Would that also be painful to her?
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