Hot Tea and Coffee May Lower MRSA Risk

From Medscape Pauline Anderson July 12, 2011 — New research shows that people who drink hot tea or coffee are about half as likely to have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nasal passages as those who abstain, raising the prospect of a safe, inexpensive, and easily accessible way to decrease MRSA. “In an effort […]

Infection Control Certification May Lower MRSA Rates

California hospitals appear to have significantly lower rates of MRSA infection if their infection control directors are board-certified, according to a study published in the March issue of theAmerican Journal of Infection Control. For the complete article, see:   Certification in infection control matters: Impact of infection control department characteristics and policies on rates of multidrug-resistant infections. Originally […]

How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Elderly Loved One

Pets Can be Great for Seniors if Chosen Carefully A few years ago, not many people had heard the phrase “therapy dog,” but today animals are used in many different contexts for emotional support. Of course, we have always known that pets bring a lot of happiness, comfort, and fun into the home, but recently […]

Caregivers Near La Jolla Should Be Involved in Hospital Discharges

By the time a person is discharged from the hospital, he normally has one primary goal on his mind: to get home! The exhaustion of a hospital stay reduces the ability of a patient to grasp all of his discharge instructions, especially if they involve numerous prescriptions and activity requirements. Seniors are at an even […]

Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management

Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management. From the excellent Geriatric Care Management blog by Maria Basso Lipani: Maria, Mom is in a nursing home/rehab to recuperate from a broken leg – the latest in a long list of injuries and illnesses over the last several years. She insists she wants to go home […]

Patients Receiving Early Palliative Care Live Longer

The highly-regarded New England Journal of Medicine recently published a very interesting study that concluded that terminally ill patients with metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer who received palliative care soon after diagnosis lived longer than those who did not, even when receiving less aggressive treatment at the end of their lives. According to Wikipedia: Palliative care (from Latin palliare, […]