The media, public health officials, and politicians are accused of being too quick to find fault with nursing home providers.
These pathogens are relentless, they are evolutionarily programed to win, and they are currently doing just that.
The low unemployment rate in the U.S. -- which fell to a 49 year-low in September and October -- is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes.
A summit convened by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program (NAVP) has resulted in a roadmap for advancing immunization efforts in long-term care (LTC) facilities.
Comparing Appropriateness of Antibiotics for Nursing Home Residents by Setting of Prescription Initiation
The pervasive, often inappropriate, use of antibiotics in healthcare settings has been identified as a major public health threat due to the resultant widespread emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Non-hospital residential facilities are important reservoirs for MRSA transmission.
Treating acutely ill nursing home residents in place and avoiding hospitalizations when possible is better for their health and for the healthcare system.
Each year, 150,000 U.S. nursing home residents will receive a urinary catheter—half of whom will develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).