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Gary Tetz

The face mask effect

“I’ve never seen the faces of some of the people who work for me,” a nursing home administrator recently shared. The statement stunned me but shouldn’t have. Of course she hasn’t. Since the pandemic, new people on staff wore masks to their job interviews at the long-term care facility and are now hidden behind eye protection, too.

Analysis: A serious casualty of COVID-19: staffing

The pandemic has hammered long-term care on numerous operational fronts, from testing the field’s infection control capabilities to influencing occupancy rates. One of the hardest-hit areas has been staffing. For an industry that grapples with staffing retention and recruitment issues during ordinary times, COVID-19 has dealt the equivalent of a knockout punch.

October FocusOn Briefs

TekTone enters remote patient monitoring space with Stay Smart Care transaction, CarePredict to publish research on wearable device outcomes, contact tracing, and Kisco adds temp monitoring sign-in kiosks in all facilities.

Flu-COVID-19 combo feared

The prospect of the flu and COVID-19 hitting at the same time in the fall offers a uniquely daunting situation for providers. Adhering to certain protocols, however, will help, experts said.

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