Hospitals are Making People Sick
November 8, 2005
Hospitals are Making People Sick: Defense from Super-Resistant
Superbugs are not cute little cape wearing avengers that appear
in kids cartoons!
We are all too aware that Superbugs are not a welcome defender,
but a violent enemy to modern medicine. Scientists are sounding
the alarm that we have been overusing antibiotics - and that the
germs have figured out
ways to become resistant to them. 60 years ago Dr. Alexander Fleming
discovered a drug called penicillin, the first antibiotic, that
is not able to combat these bacteria that are resistant to almost
all antibiotics. These superbugs are pesky for all of us but for
those with week immune systems such as the very young and the very
old these superbugs can be deadly!
When an elderly family member becomes ill or in need of extended
care, admitting them to a hospital or nursing home can open the
door to these deadly superbugs that are lurking waiting to attack
the weakest of immune
systems. As clean as a hospital or nursing homes may attempt to
be, floors and bathrooms are virtual Petry dishes for these superbugs
to grow and multiply. Perhaps the most worrying Superbug is a type
Staphylococcus, which is virtually resident in intensive care and
surgical units, and is resistant to all but one type of antibiotic.
Internationally studies have recorded increased power of this Staphylococcus
bug. It is only a matter of time before doctors have nothing left
with which to treat this Staph, or Superbug.
As research and development continue to search for defense strategies
against these Superbugs, one company offers an option to avoid this
problem all together. Qualicare is a company that provides home
those in need of extended health care, and assist in the care of
elderly patients at home, away from the threat of further illness
in hospital or nursing homes.
Qualicare offers health care management or guidance as well as
hands on services and related products. Clients are assigned a Personal
Care Manager who is a Registered Nurse with both medical and social
enabling them to assist both physically and emotionally. The Personal
Care Manager provides a range of quality health care for the elderly
in the comfort of their own home.
Qualicare offers private care and care givers that can do it all,
from keeping clients healthy, involved with activities and daily
routines, assist with doctor's appointments, monitor their health,
all at an equivalent cost to monthly nursing homes expenses.
Qualicare provides guidance, hands on services and related products,
all intended to restore health, not make it worse.
For media inquiries contact
Sheryl Traber- Director Business Operations
3910 Bathurst Street, Suite 404, Toronto, ON, M3H 5Z3
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