How One Nursing Home Stopped a COVID-19 Outbreak
- Deaths from the novel coronavirus in nursing homes account for more than half of all fatalities in 14 states, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Long-term care providers have been searching for labs or hospitals to perform tests for residents and staff.
- One nursing facility was able to contain and prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections, thanks to regular testing.
A long-term care skilled nursing facility in California recently touted regular testingTrusted Source as a way to identify, contain, and prevent SARS-CoV2 infections. Could their strategy better protect residents and staff at nursing homes across the country?
Deaths from the novel coronavirus in nursing homes account for more than half of all fatalities in 14 states, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report out in May. During the same month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced reopening guidelines, recommending daily screening and weekly testing for residents and staff.