Adults and elderly people often check into Haym Salomon Home with infectious diseases. A doctor carries out a thorough assessment to diagnose any infections, and then a treatment plan is drawn up.
Our team of highly skilled medical professionals carries out infectious disease care and monitors the treatment process. They are well versed in all the precautions required to minimize the risk of infections spreading to other patients.
Many bugs are becoming resistant to some of the medications designed to eradicate them. This means that patient care for those with infectious diseases has to be done in a thorough and controlled way. So, a broad spectrum of antibiotics may be needed, and it may take longer for patients to recover.
Infections often lead to wounds that are difficult to heal such as diabetic wounds and vascular wounds. Here are some of the most common infectious diseases that people present with:
Respiratory Infectious Diseases
As we age our lungs become weaker and we also become more susceptible to cardiopulmonary conditions. Upper respiratory infections affect the nose, sinuses, and throat. A serious infection of the lungs that is very common in older adults is pneumonia.
Infectious diseases of the respiratory system are spread by coughing, sneezing or being in a poorly ventilated space with others.
Urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infections tend to be more often seen in senior people and may affect the bladder, kidneys, or urethra. However, it is often difficult to detect this infection in patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. As with other infectious diseases, various antibiotics are normally prescribed to clear up the infection.
Soft tissue infectious diseases
Cellulitis and shingles are common infectious diseases and can be very painful. So, our aim is to make sure that pain relief is maintained while also preventing viruses from spreading.
Skin infections are more common in older adults with weak immune systems. Scabies, a skin disease, is one of the infectious diseases we see in people being admitted to Haym Salomon Home. In such cases it is important to provide care quickly to prevent it spreading to other residents.
Gastroenteritis leads to an inflammation of the intestine and is caused by a viral or bacterial infection. So, symptoms may include abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and nausea.
To reduce the risk of infections spreading from patient to patient, personal hygiene is vital. In addition, Haym Salomon Home For Nursing & Rehabilitation in Brooklyn NY adheres to the highest standards of hygienic food and drink preparation.
We also do regular deep cleaning to ensure our premises are always clean. These measures are all vital to help control the spread of gastroenteritis.
Our top priority is the patient’s comfort, health, and wellbeing. Our nursing staff are well trained in an array of preventive measures to keep patients safe. Our multilingual nursing staff and rehab therapists have lots of experience looking after patients with infectious diseases.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to talk about our infectious disorders care and treatment. Our admissions team is here to answer any questions and concerns you may have.