Infections

Failure of Proper Care

Many nursing home patients are susceptible to infections, some of which are life threatening. Urinary tract infections due to catheters are common.

The nursing homes should be watching for signs of urinary tract infections. Sepsis, a whole body infection, which is one of the deadliest infections, can be caused by decubitus ulcers (bedsores) and other open wounds or infections. Sepsis is very serious and the nursing home must be diligent and watch for signs of sepsis.