June 2021 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: June 2021

New vax edict binds providers

The push to vaccinate staff took on added urgency in late May, as federal regulators issued a new rule requiring all long-term care providers to report COVID-19 vaccination data weekly. Rates for both staff and residents’ acceptance will be publicly reported.

How to do it … Antipsychotics management

Long-term care providers have made great strides in reducing the use of psychotropic medication among residents. But once COVID-19 hit, some resorted to dispensing higher levels of these meds to address higher incidences of anxiety, fear and other psychological trauma caused by isolation and death. While many observers believe these trends will begin evolving back to previous levels, there are takeaways no one should ignore. Experts offer advice here.

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