What Should We Do?
As with pretty much everyone in the country today, there are tons of questions, fear, and uncertainty. As we talk with our members it is obvious that sometimes there just aren’t answers to every question. One of the most common questions we receive is “should I accept residents from the hospital”. That is a great question and the jury is out on whether it is a good idea or not. Our resource center provides “best practice” documents to assist in the event you make the decision to accept admissions.
That said, a recent article published in the Society for PALTC medicine discusses the risks associated with accepting hospital discharges. The title of the article is Discharging COVID-19 Patients To Nursing Homes Called A ‘Recipe For Disaster’. To read the article in its’ entirety please click the link below: