With the ongoing advancements in medicine there tends to be a belief that hospitals with their technology and the doctors they employ can fix just about anything. To be sure, it is quite astonishing what medicine can do to diagnose and heal patients. We should all be thankful for that! However, the truth is, hospitals are not as sterile and healing as some think…especially to older adult
According to Every Day Health, approximately 1 in 25 hospital patients get an infection during care. And, those infections can be ones resistant to treatment. This is a problem for anyone but especially so for older adults with multiple diagnoses.
We came a cross a video that comes from Culture Change Network of Georgia we wanted to share. It speaks to why hospitals and older adults don’t necessarily equal positive outcomes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2AphPvpnHQ&feature=youtu.be
If you every have any questions or need help navigating care, please don’t hesitate to call us. Lynn Ross, our Geriatric Care Coordinator and our network of care managers and healthcare advocates can greatly increase the likelihood of a positive outcome.