Woman Dies Following Development Of Severe Bedsores

The Toronto Star has highlighted an alleged incidence of untreated bedsores at a “high-end” nursing home.

The article that discusses the bedsores and subsequent death of the nursing home resident are seen in the September 16, 2015 story titled “Woman dies in agony after bedsores neglected at high-end Oakville nursing home.”

An excerpt:

A high-end Oakville nursing home neglected the bedsores on an elderly woman for so long that a rotting ulcer ate deep into her leg, exposing her shinbone through blackened flesh.

After nearly three months of lax care at The Waterford, Dorothy Benson grew increasingly sick from the infection in her decaying skin and died in hospital from problems related to sepsis and dehydration, according to an Ontario Ministry of Health report. She died on August 24, 2013, at age 93.

Another article from the Toronto Star, titled “Nursing-home bedsore cases ‘simply not acceptable,’ minister says” also discusses the findings of various cases uncovered during the investigation.

As previously commented upon in this site, while bedsores can develop due to any number of reasons, if they go untreated they often can lead to very serious – and potentially life-threatening – direct and indirect health consequences.


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