March 10, 2020

AHCA/NCAL President Mark Parkinson Talks Long Term Care Efforts To Battle Spread Of Coronavirus

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AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson went on CNN to discuss efforts long term care providers are taking to limit the spread of conorana virus and discuss new guidance we’ve recently issued. 

  • We recommend:
  • Actively screening every person who comes into a center: family visitors, staff, contractors, government officials – anyone who is coming in
  • Limiting visits to only those who are essential 
  • Focusing on good hand hygiene 
  • Exploring alternate ways for residents to stay in touch with their loved ones 
  • Encouraging providers to provide communication and updates to families

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