Caregivers for Hospital Patients in San Diego County – New Equipment Will Help

Have you and your elderly loved one ever found yourselves frustrated by the little inconveniences encountered in the patient rooms of a hospital in San Diego County? Maybe you’ve wondered why the rooms aren’t built larger to allow personnel to get around them easier; why outlets and switches aren’t more accessible to patients; or why […]

News From A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions – 8/17/10

Here are summaries and links to the most recent news you can use from our website at www.TrustworthyCare.com.  Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In this newsletter: – Overcoming the Challenge of Paying for In-Home Care For Seniors – How a Geriatric Care Manager and a Durable Power of Attorney Make Aging Easier – Other Voices: When Guns Get In […]

Drug-resistant bacterium hits Southland healthcare facilities

From The Los Angeles Times:  A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has reached Southern California healthcare facilities, according to a study released Thursday by Los Angeles County public health officials. Researchers found 356 cases of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, or CRKP, at healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County, mostly among elderly patients, said author Dr. Dawn Terashita, a […]

In-home Caregivers near Rancho Santa Fe: Weekends Worse for ER Visits

In-home Caregivers near Rancho Santa Fe Must Be Extra Vigilant During Weekend ER Visits Of course, there is no such thing as a good time for a head injury. But some times may be worse than others, according to a study that some curious researchers conducted recently. The researchers speculated that seniors who visited a […]

Geriatric Care Manager in Del Mar Follows Up on Hospital Readmissions

Medicare Advises Working with a Geriatric Care Manager in Del Mar to Avoid Readmission In July, we brought you a post on hospital readmission—one of the most frustrating problems facing both hospitals and their patients. Now, Medicare is seeking to force hospitals to come up with their own solutions to the readmission problem or else […]

Hospital-Acquired Infections Quadruple ICU Mortality

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 […]