Al Cardillo is the president of the Home Care Association of New York State. He’s working to get a bill signed by Governor Cuomo that would be the first sepsis support measure for home care, recognizing that while sepsis is widely known as a hospital problem, 80 to 90% of sepsis cases originate in the community.”
“Sepsis is always associated with an infection, but there might be an infection that exists that the person might not be aware of,” Cardillo told News10, “it could be that they had a sore throat.’”
Cardillo says the bill, that passed through both houses, if signed by the Governor, would save more lives, and also save the hospitals money through earlier detection.
“Our goal, particularly with the home health system, is to work not only to monitor, but teach the individual and the family what to look for and how to prevent,” Cardillo told News10.