Residents & Families

Nursing home residents and families sometimes pressure doctors or other medical providers to give antibiotics when doing so is against the medical provider’s best judgment. This is often because the resident or family doesn’t understand that times have changed, that society is running out of effective antibiotics, and the giving them when they are not needed could cause a very serious, possibly deadly complication later on.

Below are downloadable materials that explain some of these issues.

Click here to download brochure on antibiotic use in nursing homes

Click here to download two page fact sheet on antibiotics in nursing homes

Here are links to additional resources for residents and families on the crisis of antibiotic overuse in long-term care: