Balancing Safety and Resident Choice in Nursing Home Visitation

Prior to COVID-19, much progress had been made to ensure the autonomy of the individual resident was honored. A national movement on person-centered care was created to ensure that the voice of the frail elderly was heard, and that their rights to continue living life to the fullest extent possible …

AANAC and AADNS – Mental Health Tips for Long-Term Care Professionals

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and AAPACN recognizes the struggles long-term care professionals are facing right now to keep their mental health balanced during to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses may be feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed, or depressed by the hard decisions they must make every day and the situations …

LTC Facility COVID-19 Data Reporting and Nursing Home Compare Updates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) continue to provide guidance to SNFs regarding the NHSN Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) COVID-19 Module. All SNF facilities are currently required to submit weekly reports on COVID-19 data. Key Points for LTC Facilities: Not later …