Sherman Oaks In-Home Care: Is your elderly loved one in a hospital? Read on to prevent C. Diff Infection (CDI)

Clostridium, more commonly known as C. Diff, is a bacterium that grows in your digestive system and releases toxins that attack the lining of your intestines, resulting in a condition called Clostridium difficile colitis, the most significant cause of infection diarrhea in the United States.  This type of infection is common among hospitalized patients, manifesting symptoms of abdominal cramps, anorexia, and physical discomfort.  Each year, C. Difficile infection (CDI) afflicts about 3 million individuals with cases of diarrhea and colitis and has been linked to 14,000 fatalities.  CDI can be prevented but immaculate good hygiene is required to prevent spread of this infection.  To ensure that your elderly loved ones are getting the appropriate care and attention they need at the hospital, get a a hospital sitter from A-1 Home Care in Sherman Oaks today.

Good Hygiene Goes a Long, Long Way

You can get CDI at a hospital if you touch a surface where infected feces was placed while a nurse was helping a senior.  C. Diff spores can survive on dry surfaces for a very long time, so if you are visiting your elderly loved one at a hospital, be sure to wash your hands before and after your visit to avoid spreading this bacteria to your loved one.  A-1 Home Care’s caregivers can work in 8-hour or 12-hour shifts during the day or overnight to ensure that your loved one is receiving undivided attention.  This also relieves on-site nurses who are most likely understaffed and have to tend to numerous other patients on the floor.  You will never have to worry that your loved one is being neglected or is not receiving clean personal care.  A-1 Home Care works with local hospitals in Sherman Oaks to help families and their loved ones.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency providing high quality senior care services and a variety of other types of care services, such as in-home postpartum care, after-surgery care, hospital sitting, in-home support services for adults with disabilities (physical or mental),in-home bipolar care, specialized care for ALS, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and more.  For 25 years, A-1 Home Care has demonstrated excellence in senior care services, winning the hearts of families and communities everywhere in Sherman Oaks and surrounding communities..  We make high quality live-in and live-out in-home care affordable with extremely reasonable rates.  We also accept Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

For quality 24-hour care, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or www.shermanoaksinhomecare.com for services in Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Burbank, Glendale, Glendora, Pasadena, and surrounding cities in LA County.

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