On November 12, 2009, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted an investigation of a 2009 H1N1-related death in a patient from a 125-bed LTCF
with 175 staff members.
However, in 1 outbreak, disease recurred after 2 rounds of this selective treatment, so mass chemoprophylaxis was administered within the LTCF
. Second, in 2 reported outbreaks, all staff and residents were screened for GAS and if positive, they were offered chemoprophylaxis.
A case of CA-CDAD was defined as a positive C difficile toxin assay for a person with gastrointestinal symptoms and no known previous overnight hospitalizations or LTCF
stays during the 3 months preceding specimen collection, collected from an outpatient or within 48 hours of hospital admission (5).
This outbreak underscores the importance of providing pneumococcal vaccines to LTCF
This outbreak was associated with an LTCF
. The study cohort (isolates obtained during August 10, 2010-October 22, 2011) contained 7 JEGX01.0004/ NYS-W (combined PulseNet PFGE type and NYS-MLVA type) isolates that were epidemiologically linked to the outbreak and 21 JEGX01.0004/NYS-W, 6 JEGX01.0004/ NYS-B, and 1 JEGX01.0004/NYS-AE that were considered to be from sporadic outbreaks (Table).
studied were legally registered private and philanthropic entities.
Questions and scenarios involved patients 65 years and older, living in an ALF, SAR, or LTCF
. Study participants were asked if they would or would not treat, and initial background questions defined ABU.
 in a study with 30 elderly women living in a long-stay care facilities (LTCF
) in the city of Maceio, Brazil.
There were 9 (2.2%) patients who died during the index hospitalization, 2 (0.5%) patients who was transferred to an outside hospital, 2 (0.5%) patients who were transferred to LTCF
, and 5 (1.2%) patients who were transferred to hospice care.
However, institutionalization may result in damage to functional decline and physical dependence, since older people living in the current models of long-term care facilities (LTCFs
) do not seem to be properly stimulated .