Focus: Infection Control

COVID-19 Could Change Enhanced Assisted Living

September 9, 2020

Some assisted living facilities are reevaluating their healthcare offerings in response to the COVID pandemic, according to an article on the Senior Housing News website.

As these facilities move to increase their clinical capabilities, their regulations may  change.

For instance, in Massachusetts, the governor expanded the scope of services that can be provided in assisted living communities during the pandemic. These changes become become permanent.

Other states have created licenses that allow assisted living providers to offer more than the standard clinical care.

In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance to assisted living communities, according to a McKnight’s Senior Living article. The update provided recommendations on infection reporting, visitor restrictions and group activities.

Read the full Senior Housing News article.

 

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