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Publishes international reports, data and blogs to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19 managed the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sets out the current government guidance as it relates to carers and offers suggestions for carers to protect themselves and those they care for. More for family/private home caring than for carers in a care home setting.
Resources to support social workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Guide for local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, community health services and providers of care and support delivered within supported living environments (people in their own homes), including for people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities or autistic adults.
Guide for clinical commissioning groups and registered providers, who support and deliver care to people in their own homes, including community health services.
For care homes, local health protection teams, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and registered providers of accommodation for people who need personal or nursing care.
Covers recommendations to keep unrecognized COVID-19 from entering the facility; identify infections early and take actions to prevent spread; assess current supply of PPE and initiate measures to optimize supply; and quickly recognize and manage severe illness.
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Contains guidance and links to resources complied by the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Guide for leaders and managers of healthcare services who will need to consider the wellbeing needs of all healthcare staff (clinical and non-clinical) as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
WORK IN PROGRESS based on actual plan by a nursing home in Southend, Essex, with 18 service users at time of writing. If there's anyone else managing a nursing home and wanting to share the approach so that material here is useful then speak up in the whatsapp and I'll restart it here.
Shared guidance to local authority commissioners from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA).
A rapid advice note with recommendations on the safe home care for patients with suspected novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and public health measures related to management of asymptomatic contacts.
By Dr. John Lynch and Dr. James Lewis. UW and King County Response Team. (12 March 2020). Washington Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine.
Research showing transmission between care home workers, recommend all to use PPE once there is a confirmed case in the residence.
There is a webinar titled: Your Facility has COVID-19: What You Can Do Now
Chiswick Nursing Centre Coronavirus (COVID 19) – our guidance to service users and families
Hamberley Care Homes COVID-19 response
St John Care Trust advice for visitors
A Preston care home has closed its doors to visitors to stem the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
At least 100 care home ban visitors in the UK 14th of March 2020
AgeUK responce to cCoronavirus
For the safety of the home, no visitors will be allowed from XXX unless the visit is critically needed and agreed in advance. We hope to provide an update by March 28th.
If you have an approved visit or believe you have a critical need to visit urgently then please step away from the entrance (to your car if you drove) and call the us on XXX. We are very busy so please excuse any delay.
This extraordinary measure is because COVID-19 virus is very contagious and poses an especially high risk to the elderly and infirm.
We have not taken this decision lightly. Social contact is an important part of the well being of those staying at Joseph House so please bear with us while we put considered plans in place to re-enable it.
The council’s health and adult social care services have provided information and advice to care providers across West Sussex.
Brighton and Hove response to the needs of Care homes, vulnerable and older people
Coronavirus (COVID 19) – our guidance to service users and families
Blog with consolidated COVID-19 government regulations.
There are clauses for carers and care homes in the regulations.
Academic case study of a nursing home outbreak. Note: all 76 residents were tested early, 56% (27) of the 48 cv19+ and contagious residents were pre-symptomatic. Symptoms followed a few days later.
By Patricia W. Stone, PhD, RN, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, PhD, MS, Mansi Agarwal, PhD, MPH, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz,PhD, MPH, Andrew W. Dick, PhD (2018).
Advice from a General Practitioner based in North West England for talking about care planning, for those who are especially susceptible to COVID-19.
How Nursing Homes and First Responders Can Address the Threat of COVID-19.
How might Coronavirus affect residents in nursing facilities.
Providers should share staff and get cashflow support from councils to tackle Coronavirus impact