Protect your patients:
- Develop a business continuity plan
- Consult with vendors, suppliers on measures they are taking and on potential disruptions to supply chains
- Stay up to date on the latest ways to handle patients with COVID-19.
- Keep facility website and social media up to date
- Implement clear communication plan between staff, patients and family members by using video chat, text, phone, web sites, social media and print.
- Supply emergency contact information list to staff, patients and family members.
- Identify and separate high-risk patients to minimize outbreaks.
- Implement virtual communication between staff, patients and family members.
- Create easy to follow printouts of emergency “How to Guides”.
- Implement virtual activities: bingo, prayer groups, face to face chats, daily training to minimize the feeling of depression and isolation.
- Implement virtual checkups via video or phone chat several times per day.
- Identify patients who need physical assistance and allocate protected resources to them.
- Implement food and supply delivery services to their doors
- Identify and Minimize personnel from entering or leaving facilities.
- Test everyone in your facility and keep strong records.
- Implement cyber security awareness training to prevent scams
- Adjusting hours of operation to include video, phone triage and FAQs.
- Identify telemedicine technologies and self-assessment tools
Steps Senior Facilities Can Take to protect their patients and staff from Coronavirus.