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Wednesday LTC Provider Call - DPHS - Shared screen with speaker view
Lindsey Joy
03:47
Is the travel guidance that came out on August 27th still in place for our staff to be able to travel and then still report to work if they meet the 9 Exceptions to Quarantine Requirements?
avalera
04:28
Can we allow a family member that has traveled from outside of NE and has not quarantined come on campus and wave to a loved one from the parking lot?
Lauren Murray
08:05
I understand that the state of NH is still requiring AQUs where CMS has changed that requirement. Is the state of NH requiring that centers have designated staffing on the AQU's? This is not always possible. Thanks
Judy Grimes
09:28
If we have a staff member that has been testing at our facility regularly, and one of the testing dates they cannot attend but get tested at another testing site, is it okay for them to come to work while they are awaiting their test result? Or do they need to have a negative result prior to returning to work? Regardless where we test, there is always a waiting period to get your test results.
Angela.c.Hawthorne
11:06
POC devices- will all long term care facilities receive one? Is there a request form that needs to be filled out?
Angela.c.Hawthorne
11:38
Looking at the cold season ahead, how can we really differentiate between a staff member who has allergies, a cold, or exacerbation of existing symptoms of asthma or COPD, in terms of missing work? I understand those employees with any symptoms consistent with COVID 19 (even mild) are being sent to get tested, but they cannot return until 10/24 is cleared, or if the PCP diagnose them with a different illness (and they have a negative Covid test). Is there an easier way when staffing is short as it is?
Taylor Selembo
12:06
Call in info: +19292056099,,511075725# US (New York)
Rosemary Simino
25:42
is this only for ltc or also for alf?
Gary Cahoon
25:45
Does this funding extend to assisted living?
Brendan
26:16
When will the 2nd round of state grants be disbursed? The applications were turned in some time ago.
Judy Grimes
26:29
So do we continue with our every 10 day testing schedule? Or should we wait to hear from you next Wednesday?
mcarlson
27:39
What about hospice staff going into LTC facilities? Who will pay for their testing and where do the results of the testing go?
Dawn Rogers
28:47
Will testing continue for the remainder of the year?
stephanpazulski
30:08
Who pays for those tests?
Charles Ouellette
32:24
Will the State lab continue to accept random, low numerical swabs outside of CRSSSP?
Robin Nelson
32:31
If we do a percentage of staff, will CMS continue to require us to gather the "reason" staff did not get tested? Currently we need to qualify why a staff member did not test.
joan.klebes
33:32
When we move to the Self -Directed testing model, will DHMC remain our testing provider? Or will this move to Public Health lab?
tverge
33:34
I didn't think the machines worked for the surveillance testing?
Robin Nelson
34:12
Thank you for the clarification
Meg Miller
34:23
How will you handle the Private non certified Nursing homes that did not get funding from the Federal Government?? We also did not receive a antigen machine. We have CLIA license, we have NH state licensed nursing beds and we have had one positive COVID-19 test. Why are we not included?
Presidential Oaks
36:42
Can you confirm that NH received $11,481,750 for 73 nursing facilities?
Lori McIntire
37:16
Will DHHS be changing their guidelines for use of BD veritor antigen to be consistent with CMS guidelines per CMS training last evening?
PCiarfella
37:52
At some point in the future will Assisted Living homes such as ABI/DD participant homes be tested along with staff?
Brendan
38:08
The terms of the latest distribution were: "“The Nursing Home Infection Control Distribution can only be used for the infection control expenses defined in the Terms and Conditions. These include costs associated with administering COVID-19 testing for both staff and residents; reporting COVID-19 test results to local, state, or federal governments; hiring staff to provide patient care or administrative support; incurring expenses to improve infection control, including activities such as implementing infection control ‘mentorship’ programs with subject matter experts, or changes made to physical facilities; and providing additional services to residents, such as technology that permits residents to connect with their families if the families are not able to visit in person.”
Brendan
38:56
Accordingly, the funding was for purposes beyond testing too
stephanpazulski
40:09
I did my own round of testing. It cast 31,000 dollars, I simply am not able to support that additional expense. My occupancy in SNF and AL’s are lower than they have ever been.
stephanpazulski
40:33
cost
Catherine Ortega
44:44
NH requires a 2 hour minimum payment to hourly employees when we require them to test.
Ciaran Smith--MVC
45:46
Can an ENVO mask with N95 filters be used by staff in a LTCF that has active COVID cases?
Meg Miller
52:53
animals and resident 6 feet apart? Not the most rewarding visit to the Resident.
Amy R. Rauert
54:33
Indoor social visitation up to two
David Ross
54:41
Can essential support visitors have protected physical contact with resident?
Amy R. Rauert
55:14
what is the difference between essential support visitation and social visitation?
Amy R. Rauert
57:32
We have been trying to limit the number of people in our community, so have only been allowing the essential support visitor to visit indoors, and all other visitors to visit outdoors. It appears now that each resident could have up to three visitors entering the community to visit.
Toni Hanson - Bel-Air Nursing and Rehab, Goffstown
58:22
I'm sorry, it seems like I am hearing that we are moving to just opening the door for inside visits. Please explain the difference between the essential support person and the social visits?
The Edgewood Centre - Tricia and Patty
58:50
I also thought the people coming into the building needed to be consistent. From this it appears the two indoor visitors can change with each visit and only the essential support visitor remains constant. This is a change from previous guidance.
Marylee Gorham
58:52
recent reading from CDC stated no supported evidence of food products able to spread virus, so, what is your stance on having Pot luck style activity within a facility. Food prepared off site.
Presidential Oaks
01:03:10
Test from Sunday remain 100% outstanding on Wednesday
miseirvitchm
01:04:42
what category does outside hospice staff fall under? many facilities still not allowing hospice physically into the facilities.
The Edgewood Centre - Tricia and Patty
01:06:22
Are there testing requirements for essential visitors?
Kate McCracken
01:07:22
but social visitation indoors indicates that it does not need to be monitored....
Toni Hanson - Bel-Air Nursing and Rehab, Goffstown
01:07:22
Aren't you worried that with children going back to school this could increase the spread of the virus which could then put the facilities at increased risk by allowing more of the public inside the LTC facility?
Amy R. Rauert
01:07:24
our residents live in their own apartments, so they are able to have up to 2 visitors
Paula
01:07:38
when are CFI caseworker allowed back into buildings?
Presidential Oaks
01:08:13
Are there any visitations for a resident who is unable to wear a mask?
Amy R. Rauert
01:08:53
We are not able to monitor the visits in each apartment
Toni Hanson - Bel-Air Nursing and Rehab, Goffstown
01:09:05
Thank you so much for the clarification!!
Amy R. Rauert
01:09:49
They should not be visiting in the apartments?
Suzanne
01:10:02
Just curious the reasoning behind suggesting monitoring of social visits OUTdoors but not indoors.
Luanne Rogers
01:10:05
but essential support visits in rooms need roommate approval
The Edgewood Centre - Tricia and Patty
01:11:14
Reading this, it looks like supervision for visits is only necessary during phase 1. Correct?
Toni Hanson - Bel-Air Nursing and Rehab, Goffstown
01:14:42
Could someone please go back over the steps to view the community numbers?
Taylor Selembo
01:18:21
Hi Toni, page 18 of this slide deck has steps listed! https://www.nhhca.org/files/2020/09/25.-Sept-1-FAQ_Final.pdf
Taylor Selembo
01:19:01
1.Go to DHHS COVID-19 Home Page2.Scroll down and select “Interactive Analytics” Dashboard3.Select the tab that says “Interactive Map”4.Select the multiple choice option that says “Active Case Rate per 100,000 population”5.Look at the “County Map” and either (a) hover over your county to see the case rate or (b) select the download icon under “County Map” to see all county rates in an excel file
Matt Gatzke
01:20:53
LTCFTesting@dhhs.nh.gov and ALFTesting@dhhs.nh.gov
mcain
01:26:06
So please clarify on the BD Veritor Antigen testing we are hearing only use on symptomatic but now we are hearing we can use it for staff testing if asymptomatic?
Lisa Henderson
01:32:08
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Lisa Henderson
01:32:15
for submitting in advance