Reducing the COVID-19 Spread in Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care FacilitiesDownload Now!
Skilled nursing and long-term care facilities are among the hardest hit by COVID-19, reporting a high rate of cases that have resulted in almost half of the fatalities nationwide. In addition to having a higher risk population, many of these facilities have faced gaps in infection control and numerous other challenges that are unique to caring for an older, more vulnerable population.
A strong surveillance system and a response system that leverages real-time information will help skilled nursing and long-term facilities quickly and efficiently execute protocols, preparedness measures and build organizational resilience in response to COVID-19.
Learn how skilled nursing and long-term facilities are working to respond to the challenges in real-time by:
- Rapidly communicating with staff about infection control protocols
- Notifying physicians and family members of confirmed COVID-19 cases
- Collaborating with healthcare coalitions and state emergency agencies
- Polling check-ins with staff about symptoms and coordination to fill shift shortages