Shirley Salesky was admitted to Rose Garden Rehabilitation and Nursing at Ann’s Choice to undergo physical therapy. At the time of her admission, the records noted that she had a reddened sacrum but no other skin breakdown.
Salesky was diagnosed as having two Stage II sacral pressure sores five days after that note was written in her chart. The pressure sores deteriorated and progressed to Stage IV. Sadly, Salesky died within two months after her admission to this rehabilitation facility.
Her estate sued Ann’s Choice and others, alleging that the staff there chose not to implement an individualized care plan, provide adequate skin assessments and wound care and properly rotate Salesky to prevent worsening pressure sores.