Written by attorney David Scott Crawford

Bedsore Pressure Sore Fact Sheet

What is a Bed Sore or Pressure Sore?

Bedsores (also known as Pressure Sores) are areas of damage to the skin and underlying tissue which develops due to prolonged pressure or friction on vulnerable areas of the body. Typical areas include, the tail bone, sacrum, hips, heels and elbows.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publishes helpful information at including a nursing home checklist for use in evaluating nursing homes:

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