Why So Many People In Nursing Homes Are Coming Down With Covid

Suppose you’re within six feet of someone for longer than fifteen minutes without a mask. In that case, your risk of acquiring the virus from another person is pretty significant. Tune in as Dr. John Cascone reveals why so many people in nursing homes are coming down with Covid. Meet Dr. John Cascone John Cascone is a board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. He lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-cascone-m-d-a43283a1/

Senior Health: The Grim Statistics of Covid-19

As of 2020, the number one health crisis in America is Covid-19. According to the CDC, eight out of ten Covid-19 deaths have been adults sixty-five years or older. Meet Dr. John Cascone John Cascone is a board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. He lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-cascone-m-d-a43283a1/

Elder Care During COVID-19 with Dr. John Cascone

The number one health crisis in America is Covid-19. According to the CDC, eight out of ten Covid-19 deaths have been adults sixty-five years or older. The elderly have more comorbid conditions, which increases their risk of having a bad outcome from Covid. The most dangerous risk factors are hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The people who are long-haulers will suffer symptoms long-term. Over half of the patients with Covid will have fatigue, shortness of breath, coughing, and joint pains. Close to forty percent of those patients will return to baseline three weeks later. A long-hauler will have brain fog, and the symptoms will drag on. Tune in as Dr. John Cascone reveals why so many people in nursing homes are coming down with Covid.     In This Episode [06:20] Meet Dr. John Cascone. Dr. John speaks about the unique circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.  [11:25] Factors that make Covid especially risky.   [14:00] What seniors can expect to experience as a long-hauler.    [16:20] What happens when a patient gets intubated for Covid-19.  [17:45] Why so many people in nursing homes are coming down with Covid.  [22:50] About the treatments that people are receiving for Covid and how close we are[…..]

Eldercare: Caregiving During Covid-19

COVID-19 has made caregiving all the more complicated. Unfortunately, people who need caregiving are becoming more isolated than ever. The more human contact a patient gets, the better the quality of life they have. Meet Roz Jones:  Rosalind Marshall-Jones is an innovative speaker with more than fifteen years of progressive experience as an entrepreneur and leader in the caregiving industry. Rosalind has an extensive medical background that afforded her the opportunity to see the gap and need for quality care. As a seasoned health care provider, Rosalind built upon her strong medical foundation, by opening Jacksonville’s Best Caregivers, an organization that provides short and long-term health care. Website: https://thecaregivercafe.net/?fbclid=IwAR2XTXxWg0GvhIeXAEVNedsg3QsWlU1gKeAaT_zjFV9sWlR_fanfgcF6VH0Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jacksonvillesbestcaregivers/Twitter: @RozMarshallJon2LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalind-marshall-jones-7a91b29bInstagram- @rozjonesenterprisesYoutube – Jacksonville’s Best Caregivers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDFP2FF5QBbjVyaphhh3zdA