A new study says that Connecticut should have worked more closely with assisted living communities and nursing homes in the early days of the pandemic, according to an article on the McKinley’s Senior Living website.
The report from Princeton, NJ-based Mathematica Policy Research offers recommendations to prevent a potential second wave of COVID-19, suggesting that Connecticut focus on reducing community spread and give longterm care a seat at the planning table.
Recommendations include developing a framework to guide policies on reopening longterm care facilities based on facility and community criteria rather than instituting one statewide visitation policy.
The report also stressed the need for all long-term care facility staff members have access to appropriate personal protective equipment and paid sick leave.
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