Using Music to Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes

Bedsores can be a serious problem for the elderly, but a University of Cincinnati study aims to curb them at Kentucky nursing homes with the help of music. Every two hours, music plays over a loudspeaker, prompting caregivers to stop what they’re doing and make sure residents are re-positioned to keep bedsores from forming. Researchers are partnering with Signature HealthCARE to conduct the study at 10 of the company’s Kentucky homes.

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