New Resources Support Nursing Homes’ Efforts to Navigate Challenges of COVID-19
Three new online resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are available to help nursing homes adopt best practices aimed at controlling and preventing infection and improving the emotional well-being of staff and residents:
- Best Practices Guide for COVID-19 Infection Control and Prevention in Nursing Homes highlights guidance related to screening and monitoring, testing and responding, and quarantine and isolation.
- Best Practices for Promoting Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being Among Nursing Home Staff offers examples of how administrators can take action aimed at making emotional well-being part of nursing home culture.
- Best Practices for Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Nursing Home Residents provides guidance to nursing home leaders and staff about engaging residents and reducing isolation while maintaining necessary infection control and prevention practices.