COVID-19

Telligen is pleased to announce that Dr. Nimale Stone from the CDC will be presenting for Telligen’s interactive LTC Office Hours on May 28th, 1pm MT./ 2pm CTDr. Stone is the Team Lead for Long-term Care for the Prevention and Response Branch within CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. She is a Board-certified infectious disease physician with over 10 years of experience developing surveillance and quality improvement projects to track and prevent infections and antibiotic resistant pathogens in post-acute and long-term care settings. In her role at CDC, Dr. Stone oversees the development of guidance, educational resources, and implementation tools to support infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship activities in nursing homes. Currently, she supports the teams developing and implementing CDC guidance and educational resources to support nursing homes and assisted living facilities preparing for and responding to COVID-19. Please join us next Thursday for this event, please click here to register!

Recognizing that visitor restrictions may be difficult for residents and families, CMS has developed this application template for requests for the use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment funds to provide residents with adaptive communicative technologies.

Click here for criteria, application and instructions

 

CHCA UPDATES

CHCA COVID-19 SNF FAQ Page

CHCA Event Cancellations Related to COVID-19

Recording of the April 3 conference call discussing new AHCA Guidance. Please Skip to 2 minutes in.

The American Health Care Association Resources

The American Health Care Association has a very thorough website dedicated to COVID-19.  The site includes the most up to date recommendations and resources for providers, including guidance and resources from CDC and CMS.

 Access the AHCA Website Here

PPE Face Masks Available, posted by AHCA 4/16

AHCA Member COVID-19 Email Update Archive

CDPHE Updates

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is providing updates for Public Health Departments and Health Care Providers on all matters through their website. Among other things, the site contains information about COVID-19 testing, and a section of resources for Long Term Care providers in particular.

 Access the CDPHE Health Department & Health Care Provider Site Here

Healthcare workers seeking child care should check this new resource: Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative

Other Resources

If your community is running low on PPE, you should make a request though your local health department.

Colorado’s Local Health Departments

Please send any questions to Doug Farmer at dfarmer@cohca.org