What Does Staging of Pressure Ulcers Mean?
According to federal law Pressure Ulcers MUST NOT OCCUR in Nursing Homes unless clinically unavoidable. The age and severity of a pressure ulcer can be determined by staging of pressure ulcers.
A great resource for information on this topic is: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel – Staging of Ulcers. The site has a detailed description of Staging of Pressure Ulcers also known as Decubitus Ulcers and Bed Sores.
The site shows skin conditions in staging of pressure ulcers and examples of each stage:
Staging Illustrations of:
If you suspect a loved one is suffering from a Pressure Ulcer, PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION!
For more information regarding Pressure Ulcers please look at the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel website located at: http://www.npuap.org/resources.htm
To participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, nursing homes must be in compliance with the federal requirements for long term care facilities as prescribed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR Part 483).
A nursing home must conduct an initial comprehensive and accurate assessment of each resident’s functional capacity. (42 CFR § 483.20). The facility must further develop a comprehensive care plan for each resident that includes measurable objectives and timetables to meet a resident’s medical, nursing, and mental and psychosocial needs that are identified in the comprehensive assessment. (42 CFR § 483.20 (k)) and Minnesota Rule 4658.0405, Subp. 1.
This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.
If you or a loved one has suffered a pressure sore wound or any other injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com, or call Ken at 612-743-9048.