COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Settings
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated their guidance related to long-term care facilities and COVID-19. It is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html. CDC has also provided tools on their Web site, including a checklist for long-term care facilities.
As with other information provided by the CDC and CMS, the language is often geared more toward nursing homes, HOWEVER, the information and guidance is still applicable to adult care homes and family care homes and providers should adapt the guidance and tools for their setting. You are strongly encouraged to read all available guidance and use the attached checklist to ensure your facility is prepared for if/when COVID-19 spreads to your facility.
If your facility needs assistance with understanding this guidance or how to implement it in your facility, please send an email to DHSR.AdultCare.Questions@dhhs.nc.gov.
North Carolina Assisted Living Association