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Prepare for the Toll COVID-19 Can Take

Prepare for the Toll COVID-19 Can Take

As we have seen in the outbreak in Washington state, nearly half of all residents infected were hospitalized and approximately 20-25 percent died. While some facilities are experiencing similar outbreaks, others have not been impacted in the same way with only a small number of residents infected. Regardless, long term care staff need to prepare for residents becoming ill with COVID-19, possibly needing hospitalization, and unfortunately for some residents, succumbing to the virus. AHCA/NCAL has outlined steps you can take to help residents, family, and staff prepare.

Staff in long term care are well experienced in taking care of people at end-of-life. It is important to refresh and reinforce those skills to provide quality care and supports for each resident and their family.