Tuesday LTC Provider Call - ALF/RC - Shared screen with speaker view
Kara Reynolds, DNS Bentley Commons at Bedford
I have a resident that needs to be transferred to a higher level of care. I am having issues finding a LTC facility that is accepting admissions at this time. Is there a updated list of facilities open to admissions?
Has there been any further guidance from Public Health regarding the safety and approval of doing small group activities if outdoors, less than 10 residents, wearing masks and being spaced at least 6 feet apart? It is getting more challenging to keep up the spirits of our residents. Permission to do outside activities with those precautions would be helpful given we are in the nicer spring/summer weather. Thanks!
Thoughts about taking AL residents out in mini bus? Residents wanting to get out of the building.
But if we can do that why can we not do that with family visits??
Thank you! That clarified my question!
Many staff members in healthcare have spouses or other household members working in other facilities. If the other facility is COVID+ and your facility is negative, what are your policies in keeping your staff actively employed? Obviously depends if there has been a positive test, but assume after quarantine and negative test results.
Hampshire fire did all mine with me setting them outside. when they finished they knocked and we put them all back.
still no response from state online request to have resident tested for 7 days multiple phone calls multiple emails zero response from heather mouquinn or any others ,,
Astrid & Paul Martin, Four Winds Community
I have a similar question regarding vendors coming onsite to perform annual fire alarm & sprinkler inspections. Is this currently allowable?
If we have a resident that needs to leave the LTC facility for a doctor's appointment and follows all protocols - and comes back within a couple of hours - do they need to be quarantined or handled any differently than all other negative residents?
I asked the question last Wednesday to Dr. Talbot. If all the parties are masked, hand hygiene performed, no potential exposures. No quarantine is needed.
I will be answering Yes on admissions, but it "depends"....
Also please list memory care to that list.
We just had 3 cases of face masks delivered which we hadn't ordered. Coming from the state/federal supplies? Is every facility receiving these?
We have not had that many people seek admission. The admissions we see are more needs driven both ALU and Nursing
Anne - yes, we got a couple of cases a week or 2 ago.
we received them also, it was a us govt van that delivered them, with army personal
Yes we received 3 cases as well!
Criteria-they have to be tested first for COVID and it must be negative
Criteria for me on admissions are: Can they maintain compliance to 14 day quarantine, a negative covid results, are they coming from a hot spot?
they need to be able to completely quarantine for 2 weeks BEFORE coming to us, and be negative
Requiring a neg covid, and vitals for 7 days before.
Negative text and able to be compliant
If the resident is capable of quarantining, we would accept, If the resident has been a past resident or respite resident we have known. We require a COVID test upon admission.
Kara Reynolds, DNS Bentley Commons at Bedford
We are just starting to put a plan in place to re-open to admissions. We are only taking residents from home and they will need a negative test.
With the poll.... can we get location to where the admissions are being done or not.
We have memory care included
The poll doesn't collect person-specific answers
Memory Care: Early and Mid dementia do not grasp need for quarantine, we discovered it is just impossible to quarantine, and the facility before us tried medication to help and was ineffective, due to this experience, we will not be taking any other "memory care" residents
I would be curious if you could do a pole on who is currently allowing family visits
Window visits, no in building
No family visits. And after Dr. Chan's guidance last week, also not allowing family members to bring residents to appointments.
window visits with window open, all families have been respectful and wear masks.
only window visits. We are also taking residents to appointments.
window or virtual only. No other visits unless the resident is on hospice
window or virtual only, unless end of life (end of life only one or 2 specific visitors)
no inside visits, my residents have had no outside contact except staff
We do have two family members who obtained a doctor's order to visit for psychological reasons per the Governor's Executive Order.
What is the difference between an open window and visiting outside? Outside visits were discouraged by Dr Talbot
Only outside, with masks and social distancing, and only in independent living.
He means systems of the body
Has anyone added to the admission agreement to be held harmless should a resident contract COVID=19 in their facility
never thought of that.
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no, stand alone 805 and received them
We are not affiliated with a SNF and received 3 boxes of surgical masks
it was a nice suprise