Health & Science
Master of Arts (MA)
New York City is a hotspot for bedsores in nursing homes, according to data provided by the federal government. The Big Apple is home to nine of the 10 nursing homes in the state with the highest rates of long-stay, high-risk patients suffering from bedsores. Nationwide, those 10 nursing homes are among the worst in the nation—the top 2%—for their high bedsore rates, the data shows. Residents considered high risk are, according to Medicare, those who are impaired in bed mobility or transfer, who are comatose, or who suffer from malnutrition.
More than one out of every four residents at Resort Nursing Home, a Queens facility with the highest rate of bedsores among long-stay high-risk patients in the state. The facility’s 26% bedsore rate is more than three times the national average of 7%.
Experts agree that the biggest reason for this could be understaffing, underfunding, and lack of enforcement.
Brown, Kara J., "NYC is a hotspot for bedsores among the elderly and immobile" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.