Nursing Homes Need Robust Infection Control

Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities are especially prone to outbreaks of infection more than in other settings. This is because the residents in these centers are often debilitated and with underlying medical conditions. They are therefore more susceptible to healthcare-associated infections. Nursing Homes may potentially be a hotbed of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) due to overcrowding and understaffing of trained staff. Infection control is often under-emphasized in Nursing Homes due in part to the lack of dedicated infection control staff and optimal staffing.