Check out our new page of COVID-19 resources! We will be continually updating the page with new information about COVID-19, particularly as it pertains to long-term care and aging. COVID-19 Resources
Its goal is to improve resident-centered health and well-being by reducing use of unnecessary medications, simplifying medication management, and reducing opportunities for transmission of COVID-19 between residents and staff. By streamlining medication administration, these changes may also increase the time that staff have available for other direct care activities. Optimizing Medication Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
A Pragmatist’s Advice for Nursing Homes Note: this post is aimed to help people leading or working in nursing homes, and regional planners. If you are someone who is worried about your relative in a nursing home, you may find this a bit overwhelming, and you’d certainly need to do some translation. Also, this is
Today the Texas HHSC issued new Guidance to Long-term Care Facilities on Response to COVID-19 Exposure. Visit the Texas HHSC website for Nursing Facilities, or view the new Guidelines.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Long-Term Care Nursing Homes Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit. CMS has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. These policy changes build on the