The prevention of bed sores (also commonly referred to as bedsores, pressure sores, and pressure ulcers) is a critical topic, and one that has been mentioned in various areas throughout this website.
There are many actions that can be taken in order to prevent bed sores from occurring. One set of actions that has reduced the number of pressure sores from forming is that experienced nursing homes that have participated in The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program.
As seen in the Quality Improvement Organizations Fact Sheet (pdf), page 2:
In the 787 nursing homes that participated with QIOs in the Pressure Ulcer reduction initiative, a 38% decrease in the rate of pressure ulcers was recorded.
Additional details can be seen in the fact sheet mentioned above, as well as the June 13 McKnight’s article titled “Nursing homes achieved 40% pressure ulcer reduction by working with Medicare quality organizations, new data shows.”
Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.
Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its litigation (court trial) capabilities. This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.
In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases.
To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. This legal consultation is free and confidential.
Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.