Hi all! First post!
My dad just moved to a new nursing home 3/18/2022. Before that he was at another facility.
He can't control his urination or his feces. He had an undetected urinary tract infection that flash forward to Wednesday became sepsis and septic shock. THANKFULLY he is doing so much better and it looks like he's nearly out of the woods.
Now I don't want to take all the blame out on his nurses as I know (or would assume) that in order to detect a urinary tract infection one would need output from the individual. I don't know if my dad had been telling them anything or what. His BP has been so low that it's been hard to communicate with him and those questions haven't been on the forefront of my mind.
Would it be unreasonable for me to request a move within his current facility just in case he has an inexperienced nurse? I know they have to be able to clean him very well to prevent bacteria from his feces to get inside his penis.
How does a nursing staff detect a UTI before it becomes sepsis?
My dad just broke his hip about 2 months ago so it could be that him complaining of soreness in that general area could have been confused for the UTI?