Dad is 84 and lives in a locked-down facility with frontal lobe dementia.
His behavior got really bad (won't keep his clothes on) and urinary
trouble was suspected. He was put into hospital for 3 days.
When he was returned to his facility, they went over him from head to toe.
Found a band-aid type thing near his tailbone, between his cheeks. His record from hospital doesn't mention this at all. Someone at hospital put that band-aid on him and never made note of the sore. Thank god his dementia facility found it.
The sore now is very bad, about 3/4" deep and half dollar around. His facility and a visiting nurse had a culture done and it shows MERSA.
Now what?! I am furious with the hospital, am afraid of other residence at the dementia facility catching it, of Mom and I catching it, and what this could do to Dad. I don't know what will be done about this situation. Will he be taken out of his facility and put back into hospital for treatment?
Anyone have knowledge about this....would be appreciated.