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Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

September 9, 2016

We know first hand the affects a urinary tract infection can have on our residents. UTI’s may seem small in comparison to other illnesses, but in the elderly they can be more severe and far reaching in symptoms and discomfort. It’s important to get treatment immediately for a UTI. The article below by AgingCare.com goes into more detail about symptoms and warning signs that your elderly loved one may be experiencing when afflicted by a UTI.

Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly
by Marlo Sollitto

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) aren’t just a nuisance; they can cause serious health problems. A urinary tract infection happens when bacteria in the bladder or kidney multiplies in the urine. Left untreated, a urinary tract infection can become something more serious than merely a set of uncomfortable symptoms. UTIs can lead to acute or chronic kidney infections, which could permanently damage the kidneys and even lead to kidney failure. UTIs are also a leading cause of sepsis, a potentially life-threatening infection of the bloodstream. Read more