The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to affect elderly populations more severely, on average, than younger individuals, and has been particularly dangerous in the concentrated environments of long-term care communities. Transmission is rapid if left unchecked.
We’ve compiled a complete checklist that draws upon official federal guidelines and suggestions from leading industry associations to help prioritize a multi-pronged effort to reduce infection and create a safe environment for seniors.
This comprehensive checklist covers:
Long-Term Cleaning Plans
- Implementing touchless solutions where practical
- Utilizing technology to improve cleaning processes
- Adding certifications that confirm cleanliness for employees
Building Updates To Support Safe Environments
- Where to add sanitation and disinfecting stations
- Checking HVAC filters consistently and setting replacement schedules
- Preparing spaces for telehealth
Implementing Clear Communication Policies
- Identifying which state or local authorities are in charge of reopening, including timelines and precautions
- Auditing inventory processes
- Communicating cleanliness procedures to residents and their families
Developing An Intensive Cleaning Plan
- CDC guidelines and exceptions for cleaning requirements
- Consistently scheduled carpet cleaning
- Creating long-term plans for cleaning and disinfecting
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