Everything listed under: nursing home disease

  • Occurrence of Multidrug-resistant Organisms Increasing in Nursing Home Facilities, Study Suggests

    A recent study suggests that a certain type of multidrug-resistant organism (“MDRO”) is becoming more prevalent in nursing home facilities.  The study begins by signifying that Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (“MRSA”) occurrence appears to be steadily decreasing, while Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (“VRE”) occurrence may be increasing in these facilities.  One data analyst involved in this study explained that since nursing homes routi...  Read More...

  • Bacteria In Nursing Home Water Causes Legionnaire's Disease In Patients

    Water restrictions have increased as a nursing home found Legionella bacteria in its second building. The bacteria was identified in the first building when a patient got sick from the bacteria and contracted Legionnaire's disease.  A second patient also got sick. Legionnaire's disease is more dangerous for the elderly as they are more susceptible to getting sick from the bacteria with weaker immune systems.   Read More...