Skin Care

Skin Care

A pressure ulcer is a skin wound that usually develops on the lower back, hip, ankle, back of the head, heel or elbow. They are usually caused when soft tissue is compressed between a bony area and an external surface for a extended period of time. Pressure ulcers are sometimes called bedsores. A pressure ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when you stay in one position for too long without shifting your weight. This often happens if you use a wheelchair or you are bedridden, even for a short period of time. The constant pressure against the skin reduces the blood supply to that area, and the affected tissue dies. There are several things that nursing homes can do that may help to prevent or treat pressure ulcers, such as frequently changing the resident’s position, proper nutrition, controlling moisture and using soft padding to reduce pressure on the skin.

These findings are publically reported by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Nursing Home Compare.


  At or better than N.Y. State average
  Near the N.Y. State average
  Room for Improvement
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A. Holly Patterson Extended Care facility
  Quality Measures
A. Holly
N.Y. State Average
Report Period: : 10/1/17 – 9/30/18
High-Risk Long-Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers

You have a “high risk” for getting a pressure ulcers if you are in a coma, if you don’t get the nutrients you need (like water, vitamins and minerals), or if you can’t move or change position on your own.

 Long-Stay High-risk residents with pressure ulcers

Low Risk Long-Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers

You are a “low risk” for getting a pressure ulcer if you are ambulatory, have good nutritional intake and keep your skin dry.

 Low Risk Long-Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers
Report Period: : 7/1/17 – 9/30/18
Short-Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers

Short-stay residents who have developed pressure sore or who had pressure sores that did not get better between their 5 day and 15 day assessments in the nursing home.

 Short-Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers