Two in 100 people in the general public carry MRSA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but one out of four nursing home residents harbor the bacteria in some settings. MRSA is a bacterial infection that can have serious consequences for residents in nursing homes. Because it is resistant to traditional antibiotics, MRSA can have severe complications, such as pneumonia or blood poisoning. Nursing home residents who are less able to fight off infections because of age, illness, or compromised immune systems are particularly at risk.
Nursing home residents deserve protection against antibiotic resistant infections, such as MRSA. Too often, these infections are the result of poor hand hygiene and flawed care processes. Our nursing home lawyers are experts at holding nursing homes and health care institutions accountable when they fail to properly care for their residents. We offer a free consultation, so there is never any risk for you. Make the call today and stand up for your loved one who suffered unnecessary injury due to poor care at a nursing home.
Nursing homes and hospitals are a common place to contract a MRSA infection. It’s important that nursing home adhere to strict infection control and prevention measures to reduce the risk of MRSA infections in their residents. Nursing homes should track and monitor infections in the facility to identify trends and take actions. Each nursing home should identify a team of staff members to study the use of antibiotics in the facility to optimize their use of antibiotics.