Singing to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” Maryland-based operator Nexion Health used a music video to help raise awareness on how providers can prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.
“We said let’s lighten [things] up and let’s make sure that we also provide some education,” Nexion Health Chief Operating Officer Meera Riner told McKnight’s.
The video, which was posted in mid-March, features staff members and residents at the Green Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, in North Richland Hills, TX. They can be seen singing instructions on the changes they are making to keep the facility safe.
The lyrics feature tips such as:
“If you’re sick and want to visit, change your plans. Just stay at home and FaceTime with your grams.”
“[Because] if we all know better, we can fight this thing together. Stay inside, contain your cough and wash your hands!”
With all the somber information being released by federal agencies on COVID-19, the provider wanted a creative way to deliver those same messages but in a “lighter and enjoyable way” that people can easily remember. It’s received about 40,000 views.
“If it raises awareness,” Riner said, “that’s all we want.”