91 years old pneumonia rate of survival
Gender: MaleAge: 92
Patient has been hospitalized many times for pneumonia and infections, including UTI. Patient has PVD in the feet. I am trying to provide the best care considering the distance between me (the daughter) and the patient (my father) fiduciary responsibilities, 1 on 1 attentive care, etc. Convenience for me to be with my dad is a big consideration since I need to cross state lines with each journey
Mortality rates in this population from pneumonia can go as high as 30%. This is correlated with the presence of other medical problems [lung disease for example], nutritional status and the presence of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's.If you father only has PVD, then his mortality is less than say someone who has heart decrease and obstructive pulmonary disease.If he is very debilitated, can't get around, can't follow directions, then the rate goes toward the higher end.Optimal medical care both during hospital stays and outside of course plays a big role.Specific factors that are important are how good his dental hygiene is, whether or not he aspirates [has a swallowing problem and gets debris into his lungs]Influenza and pneumoccoccal vaccines help prevent recurrence.There is no getting around the fact that pneumonia is dangerous for anyone, but especially for the older population.Are treatments for this are very effective, however, as you have seen by successful treatment in repeated hospitalizations.Hope this helpsdt____________________________________ Please click accept to give answer credit. Positive feedback the most appreciated. Bonuses are always helpful. Answers for informational purposes only.
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