Publish Date: April 15, 2020
Author: Seubert
Tags: Blog - SeubertU

Checklist for Nursing Homes & Care Facilities

Download the COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist here

Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities can take steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus. This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be used as one tool to develop a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan, including plans for:

  • Rapid identification and management of ill residents
  • Considerations for visitors and consultant staff
  • Supplies and resources
  • Sick leave policies and other occupational health considerations
  • Education and training
  • Surge capacity for staffing, equipment and supplies, and postmortem care

The checklist identifies key areas that long-term care facilities should consider in their COVID-19 planning. Long-term care facilities can use this tool to self-assess the strengths and weaknesses of current preparedness efforts. This checklist does not describe mandatory requirements or standards; rather, it highlights important areas to review to prepare for the possibility of residents with COVID-19.