Nursing Home Infections

In nursing homes and other long-term adult care facilities, it is estimated that somewhere between one and three million infections take place each year. Furthermore, as many as 380,000 patients may die each year as a result of an infection that they contract. Nursing home infections thus represent a serious issue for elderly residents. For nursing home medical staff, enforcing proper infection prevention techniques is an important issue. Types of Nursing Home Infections In the nursing home setting, there are a number of factors which increase the prevalence of infections. The immune systems of elderly individuals are often weaker than … Continue reading Nursing Home Infections