Caring for mrsa at home preventing the spread of infection to your family taking necessary precautions at home is important to reduce the chances of spreading mrsa among family members washing your hands appropriately see how to wash hands and following the guidelines for prevention see what can i do are important for personal care and . Mrsa is usually spread by direct contact with an infected wound or from contaminated hands usually those of healthcare providers also people who carry mrsa but do not have signs of infection can spread the bacteria to others ie people who are colonized how do you know if mrsa is the cause . Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus mrsa infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria thats become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections most mrsa infections occur in people whove been in hospitals or other health care settings such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. As a care home manager you may well be concerned about effective mrsa infection control in nursing homes however if you find that one of your care home residents has developed mrsa or that someone with mrsa wants to be admitted to your care home there is absolutely no need to worry. Home care for mrsa at home caregivers for the elderly are less likely to see the infection spread to other members of the household this is because outside of healthcare settings there is little risk of transmitting organisms to persons at risk of disease from mrsa
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