User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


21° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Nursing Home Turns Away Sick Visitors

January 11, 2013, 10:00 PM by Hailey Higgins

Nursing Home Turns Away Sick Visitors
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Nine South Dakotans have died from the flu and as experts predict the widespread virus will only get worse, before it gets better.

With the elderly one of the most at-risk groups, nursing homes are turning away visitors to contain the spread of influenza.

Prominently displayed on the inner doors of the Good Samaritan Society's facility is a sign warning sick visitors to stay away. The prohibited symptoms are specific: from fever to a cough and vomiting.

Managers have reason to be concerned. All of the people who died from the flu, so far this season in South Dakota were over the age of 75. And that's the prime demographic of the facility's residents.

"Our population, especially, is prone to illness because of their age and the different types of illnesses they have," Infection Preventionist Angie Beek.

Beek says the warning may be stern, but adds it's needed to protect the nearly 100 elderly residents inside.

"They can be very frail and we don't want to spread infection to them," Beek said.

And while the Good Samaritan Society does not have any cases of the flu inside the nursing home, the warning is meant to keep it that way.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

SF Teen Surprised By Garth Brooks

11/19/2014 2:17 PM

A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.

Full Story
Stroller Recall Due To Amputation Hazard

11/20/2014 9:45 AM

More than four million strollers sold in the United States are part of a recall.

Full Story
Facing Pancreatic Cancer

11/19/2014 6:17 PM

John Moisan is a proud Vietnam War veteran. He served in the Army Signal Corps but did not have to go overseas. Moisan was also the man in charge of c...

Full Story | Watch
Sanford Named As SD's Designated Ebola Hospital

11/21/2014 11:03 AM

According to the Department of Health, Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls will serve as the state's facility for Ebola patients.

Full Story
Pancreatic Cancer Survivor's Story

11/19/2014 1:27 PM

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly types of cancer. Only six percent of people with the disease survive for 5 years.

Full Story


Events