“We are Alone in This Battle”: A Framework for a Coordinated Response to COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
Date of Review: July, 2021
Behrens LL, Naylor MD. “We are Alone in This Battle”: A Framework for a Coordinated Response to COVID-19 in Nursing Homes. J Aging Soc Policy. 2020 Jul-Oct;32(4-5):316-322. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2020.1773190. Epub 2020 Jun 4. PMID: 32497467; PMCID: PMC7495491.
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented threats to achieving and sustaining the quality of care even in the best nursing homes. The proposed framework provides a path for nursing home leaders to anticipate and continuously monitor critical resource categories during the COVID-19 pandemic and to use findings to both plan for operational changes or initiate interventions in response to new operational threats. The proposed framework can also be used to facilitate effective collaboration and coordination among nursing home leaders, governmental agencies and other key stakeholders. —Erin Goss, MD