The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) warned SNFs against using antigen tests alone to determine if residents have COVID-19. While these tests can be used, they should always be followed by a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for positive results.
Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they're also notably resilient psychologically, calling upon a lifetime of experience and perspective to help them through difficult times.
Stefanie Corbett, owner of Corbett Healthcare Solutions, joins us today to talk about challenges that SNF staff have faced during the pandemic, and ways administrators can support and encourage staff throughout this difficult period.