Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common infections in the older population, occurring both in the community and in long-term care settings. The spectrum of UTI ranges from symptomatic bacteriuria to bacteremic infection. UTI with bacteremia has a high mortality in the older population. Urinary tract infections (UTI) occur frequently in older people. Unfortunately, UTI is commonly overdiagnosed and overtreated on the basis of nonspecific clinical signs and symptoms.
One of the many unseen, hard-to-detect dangers that elderly clients face today is urinary tract infections, more often known as UTIs. Though easily treatable, the symptoms of UTIs in the elderly can often mimic those of other more serious conditions, like dementia.
Affinity nursing staff are trained to monitor and evaluate the our patients for any of these symptoms: 

There are a set of typical urinary tract infection symptoms and then additional urinary tract infection symptoms in elderly people.

Some of the classic symptoms include:

  • Pain in your back or stomach

  • Burning when you urinate

  • Fever and chills

  • Dark or cloudy urine

  • Unusual-smelling urine

  • Frequent need to urinate

  • Additional symptoms in the elderly can include:

  • lethargy

  • agitation

  • falling

  • incontinence

  • decreased appetite

  • decreased mobility.

Affinity Home Health's UTI Prevention Program  consists of:

  • Early detection

  • Standing order for  nursing staff to collect UA with C&S for any s/s, including confusion.

  • Education

  • Neuro assessment each skilled nursing visit and/or therapy visit

  • Notify physician pending lab results.

  • Review history for chronic UTI

  • Recommendations for prevention.

  • Monitor effectiveness of  antibiotics.

  • Follow up labs after antibiotic is finished.

Commitment to our Patients
Affinity Home Health Care recognizes the unique emotional, physical and spiritual needs of each patient.  We strive to extend the highest level of courtesy and services to clients, caregivers, families, visitors, and each other.  Leadership commitment- to be able to continue to provide state of the art service.
Commitment to Excellence
Affinity Home Health Care continually strives to create an atmosphere of teamwork, and fosters participation through continuous performance improvement. These activities enhance the pursuit of excellence and perpetuate of sense of personal pride in the areas of staff development, as well as enhanced organizational outcomes.  
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