The answer is: Yes! Whenever a patient, whether or not the patient is a Senior, is admitted overnight to stay in a hospital, we recommend that someone else stay with them at all times to advocate for them, to be an observer/witness for what takes place, and to be there for them when they need […]
From Medscape Medical News Hospital-Acquired Infections Quadruple ICU Mortality Becky McCall April 13, 2012 (London, United Kingdom) — Elderly patients treated with central catheter and/or mechanical ventilation devices in intensive care units (ICUs), admitted from the emergency department or as an urgent case, are at very high risk for hospital-acquired infection (HAI), according to the results […]
More news about risks of HAIs, Healthcare-Associated Infections, in long-term care facilities; read the article: Sapovirus Is a Growing Concern in Long-Term Care Facilities. Originally posted 2012-04-12 16:30:22.
Caregivers in Oceanside Should Note The Increasing Number of Hospital Infection Lawsuits We have written before about what we perceive to be an increasing rate of healthcare-associated infections (“HAIs”). Most of the infections that our clients have had, most notably MRSA and C.diff, were acquired in hospital settings, from what they have told us or our caregivers. […]
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.
We often make the point that when possible, it’s actually safer and more comfortable to be at home, with in-home personal attendants if necessary, than in the hospital. There are many reasons why that is best for many people, especially frail or elderly people. We have suggested that families should have an in-home caregiver stay […]