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
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