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    Nursing Home

    I'm a c6 quad. My spinal cord is bruised I've been like this for 14 years. 2 years ago I had to a nursing home since then I have had 2 bed sores on my bottom. When I was at home I never got 1 on my own bottom and I was in my chair from 7 in the morning to 10 at night with no problems. Here at the nursing home I am in my chair from 10 in the mooring to 9:30 at night and now I have a sore on my ball sack. I do the same pressure releases that I did at home. I don't understand why this is happening. Can anyone tell me what might be causing this?

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    Different bed? When's the last time your cushion was re-evaluated?

    Unfortunately, the longer we spend in our chairs, the more your chances increase of a pressure sore. What is the home doing about it? Have they gotten you a consult?
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    since you have developed theses sores 2 years ago, how are you treating them? (creams, dressings, staying off...) Staying off your bottom as long as possible is the best solution. You should also see a wound doctor periodically to chart the progress. You should always check your skin with a family member or someone you trust. Take pictures! Are you still in the nursing home?

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    Reconstruction reread the pos. Once 1 sore heals a new 1 starts. Lynnifer everything is the same except I am sitting on a sling here..

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    You mean the sling is always in position? We were told to always remove the sling right after getting in the chair - otherwise there's something between you and the cushion.

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    I wish I knew who to contact to get this place investigated and have state do it. The state inspectors in this area are in they're back pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbreeze View Post
    I wish I knew who to contact to get this place investigated and have state do it. The state inspectors in this area are in they're back pocket.
    Try this: http://health.mo.gov/safety/healthse...complaints.php

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbreeze View Post
    I wish I knew who to contact to get this place investigated and have state do it. The state inspectors in this area are in they're back pocket.
    Call a personal injury attorney. They will take care of it for you.

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    I agree with getting a attorney.
    Art

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    I told them that but they do listen. They've got nursing degrees that means they know more than I do with living like this for over 14 years. Now they're using a crisis cross sling but they won't pull it out.

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