Long-Term Care Facilities and COVID
Joe Weatherly, DO and Heidi James, MD
Individuals living in long term care facilities are at higher risk of COVID-19 infections: in fact, one-third of COVID deaths in the US are nursing home residents or workers. Heidi sits down with Dr. Joe Weatherly to discuss how to keep our most vulnerable patients safe.
Why are these institutions at risk?
How to prevent outbreaks?
How to manage once there is an outbreak?
Remember the importance of goals of care discussions with your patients!
COVID-19 Preparedness in Nursing Homes in the Midst of the Pandemic
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Nursing Homes Are Ground Zero for COVID-19 Pandemic
Barnett, Michael L., and David C. Grabowski. JAMA Health Forum. Vol. 1. No. 3. American Medical Association, 2020.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Geriatrics and Long-Term Care: The ABCDs of COVID-19
D'Adamo H, Yoshikawa T, Ouslander JG. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 25]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020;10.1111/jgs.16445. doi:10.1111/jgs.16445(2020).