Long-Term Care and COVID-19, What’s Next?
WellStar School of Nursing
Since January 2020 when the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first detected in the United States, the impact of the disease in nursing homes and other long-term care residential facilities continue to unfold. Older adults in long-term care facilities are at greater risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19. It is of utmost importance to describe the needs of this vulnerable population during this unprecedented time and to identify specific guidelines for long-term care facilities to follow and to formulate prevention and mitigation strategies to contain COVID-19. In this article, positive cases of COVID-19 in skilled nursing facility (SNF) has been explored and the guidelines recommended by several state and federal health agencies have been discussed.
Journal of Patient Experience
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Ramos, Mary Dioise and Hold, Judith, "Long-Term Care and COVID-19, What’s Next?" (2020). Faculty Publications. 4779.