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  1. Prevent the Spread of Germs with These Handwashing Hygiene Tips

    Being in close personal contact with our senior loved ones is all part of providing care for them, but it also increases the risk of sharing bacteria and viruses. At Nightingale Homecare, we’re dedicated to keeping seniors safe, healthy and well by doing our best to prevent the spread of germs, and the best way[…] Read More…

  2. Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria: Are You at Risk?

    Antibiotic resistant bacteria, also known as multiple drug resistant organisms (MDROs), are germs that have developed resistance to multiple antibiotics over the years due to overuse of antibiotics – when antibiotics are taken longer than necessary, or taken when they are not needed. These MDROs then develop and can go on to infect others. New[…] Read More…

  3. Control the Spread of Infection with These Isolation Precautions

    Most of us are familiar with standard precautions when caring for a sick loved one – the minimum infection prevention practices that should be used in the care of all patients, all of the time. These practices are designed to protect both the caregiver and others from the spread of infection.Standard precautions such as good hand[…] Read More…

  4. Signs and Symptoms of Infection

    Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They’re normally harmless or even helpful, but under certain conditions, some organisms may cause disease. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Some are transmitted by bites from insects[…] Read More…

  5. What’s Scarier than Aging? A Lot of Things!

    What’s the most frightening thing you can think of? Surprisingly, the majority of Americans fear public speaking above everything else, followed closely by heights, bugs and snakes, and drowning. Growing older, while it can be intimidating, didn’t make the list, and with good reason. The benefits of aging can far outweigh the concerns! Consider some[…] Read More…