New Infectious Disease Resources for LTC Providers
The federal and state governments have made new resources available to long-term care providers to assist with combating COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The federal Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has updated its handbook for long-term care communities on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The handbook includes considerations related to emergency planning and operations (e.g., staffing, supply chain, testing, treatment, behavioral health, workplace safety), lessons learned from COVID-19, and a compilation of resources. The handbook is applicable to nursing homes, assisted living, and other congregate living settings.
In addition, the NYS Department of Health has announced a contract with the NY Medical Directors Association (NYMDA) to support nursing homes in their efforts to prevent, control, and treat COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. The project, entitled the NYMDA COVID-19 Resource Project, offers no-cost access to NYMDA Project Coaches who can assist facility leaders with questions related to vaccination, treatment and prophylaxis, and cohorting. More information is available from DOH here.
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