In-Home MRSA Care, Caregiver Services | MRSA In-Home, Home Care
An elderly loved one with MRSA needs constant attention and help with managing the serious bacterial infection. Unfortunately, you may not have the time, patience or energy that it takes to provide the care your loved one needs to overcome the potentially life-threatening infection. Fortunately, FCP Live-In helps families by providing MRSA Care services.
FCP Live-In is a leading in-home service agency that provides caregiving services to seniors who want to live independently in the safety and comfort of their home. Our compassionate, in-home caregivers provide services that benefit older adults and relieve family members of having to perform daily routine tasks.
We provide quality, personalized caregiver care services that include:
- Assist with bathing, grooming, dressing
- Assist with toileting, incontinence care
- Assist with mobility
- Medication reminders
Light Housekeeping Services
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
- Cleaning kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms
- Light dusting, sweeping, vacuuming
- Changing and making beds
- Running Errands
- Provide transportation
- Accompany client to medical appointments
- Accompany client to meaningful recreational and social activities
- Engaging client in meaningful conversation
- Provide emotional support
To learn more about our affordable in-home MRSA Care services, contact us today at 1 (866) 559-9492.
MRSA and its Symptoms
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an infection caused by certain staph bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics used to treat common types of staph infections.
MRSA (pronounced “Mursa”) is called a “superbug” because the potentially life-threatening infection can spread, is sometimes hard to treat, and can result in death.
A skin infection in the form of painful and swollen sores, boils, abscesses or carbuncles (which are larger than abscesses) are signs of MRSA. Symptoms that accompany the skin infection include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
Generally, people acquire MRSA through a healthcare facility setting or a community setting. For example, the infection can spread by:
- Hospital and nursing home staff whose hands or gloves are contaminated after direct contact with a patient with MRSA
- Hospital equipment that goes into the body, such as urinary catheters or intravenous lines
- People with open cuts or wounds who are in close contact with others in places such as jails, school dorms, childcare centers, military barracks
- Sharing clothing, towels or other items that have directly touched the skin of someone with MRSA
- Touching a MRSA-contaminated surface, such as a countertop or door handle
MRSA affects people of all ages; but, seniors generally face more health challenges with infection. FCP Live-In can provide the in-home care and support an older adult needs to live independently while managing MRSA and other serious health conditions.
Medical Specialist May Treat MRSA Patients
Generally, the type of treatment a patient with MRSA receives depends on the severity of the infection. In cases of mild, non-invasive infection, a doctor may use certain antibiotics and drain the infected boil or abscess. In severe cases, doctors may treat patients in hospitals.
MRSA is considered life-threatening because the infection can invade vital organs which presents more health problems and treatment from specialists. For instance, a pulmonary disease specialist could treat a patient if MRSA caused a lung infection or a cardiologist may treat a patient if MRSA has infected heart valves.
If left untreated or if treatment is delayed, a patient—of any age—can die from a severe infection. However, MRSA places older adults at a greater risk of fatal complications. Elderly patients with chronic health conditions and other types of infections are more likely to have a weaker immune system that cannot fight off an antibiotic-resistant infection like MRSA.
Older Adults Have Higher MRSA Infection Rates
According to the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), MRSA rates in hospital settings had been decreasing, but the decline has slowed in the past few years while MRSA infections in community settings have increased.
For example, the CDC notes that rates of MRSA bloodstream infection acquired in hospitals dropped by 17 percent annually from 2005-2012. But, the decrease slowed down from 2013 to 2016. Meanwhile, MRSA acquired in the community declined nearly 7 percent from 2005 to 2016, but began to increase nearly 4 percent from 2012 to 2017.
One of the largest nationwide studies of invasive MRSA was conducted by a CDC-funded program. Researchers examined MRSA data from 2005 and published the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
When it came to older adults, the study found that the incident rate for people 65 years old and older was nearly 128 infections per 100,000 people, compared to the general population rate of nearly 32 infections per 100,000 people. This means that older adults were four times more likely than younger people to have a serious MRSA infection.
Without the help of a caregiver, older adults with MRSA may find it difficult to manage the infection and maintain a clean and safe home.
At FCP Live-In, our in-home caregivers can contribute to a sanitary environment by providing light housekeeping services such as changing beds, doing laundry, and assisting with personal care. We care for the safety and well-being of our clients.
MRSA Rates Increase in Long-Term Care Facilities
If your loved one needs constant care because of a MRSA infection, you may consider moving your loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility. The move, however, could potentially make matters worse, according to research on how infections, including MRSA, impacts older adults.
Researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing examined infections in nursing homes in the United States over a five-year period and found rates had increased for pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and multiple drug-resistant organisms, which includes MRSA.
What’s more, University of Michigan researchers estimated that 1 in 4 nursing home residents have MRSA in some settings. Nursing home staff contributed, in part, to the spread of infection through gowns and gloves contaminated with MRSA bacteria.
Your loved one can avoid developing infections from a long-term care facility with the help of FCP Live-In caregivers. Our highly trained caregivers can help your loved one remain in the comfort and security of home.
About FCP Live-In And Our MRSA Care Services
FCP LIve-In has provided the ultimate solution for assisted MRSA Care services since 1997. Our live-in Caregiver Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home MRSA Care services approach to senior care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.
FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24/7 professional support system that is there for the client and the live-in caregiver at all times.
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