Nursing Homes Are Urged To Be Proactive In Disease And Infection Prevention Due To Recent Studies

Nursing homes are being urged to take better care in preventing the spread of diseases. Studies conducted over the past five years have shown how infections are spreading at faster rates and patients are suffering because of it. Routine screening in addition to reduction of catheters are just a few of the suggestions researchers are making to reduce the spread of infection to nursing home patients.

"Infections are a leading cause of deaths and complications for nursing home residents, and with the exception of tuberculosis we found a significant increase ininfection ratesacross the board," said lead study author. "Unless we can improveinfection preventionand control in nursing homes, this problem is only going to get worse as the baby boomers age and people are able to live longer with increasingly complex, chronic diseases." For more, read the story.
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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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