Survey: Senior Care Leaders Extremely Concerned About COVID-19 Impacts and Supplies
By: I Advance Senior Care
With over 75,000 members, the Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care is dedicated to fostering continuous innovation and best practices for business and clinical professionals working throughout the continuum of senior care.
Based on 631 survey responses received between March 20-24, 2020, findings include:
· Very high level of concern by both leaders and employees at senior care facilities. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being extremely concerned), leaders averaged 9.03 out of 10 and employees were at 8.94 out of 10.
· COVID-19 is nearby at a large number of facilities. 65% have reported cases in their county; 44% in their town or city.
· Senior care facilities are taking proactive measures to keep their residents and staff healthy. Over 90% have incorporated increased hygiene guidelines, are conducting daily screening of all staff and residents, and are conducting more frequent cleaning of the facility with hospital-grade disinfectants. 85% have canceled group activities and 74% have stopped communal meals. 31% now have staff wearing PPE.
"It's a stressful and high-stakes time for senior care leaders, to say the least," says Matthew T. Humphrey, president and founder of Plain-English Media. "Our members are doing their very best to keep their residents and teams safe. They are extremely concerned about the risks of the pandemic to their patients/residents and staff, and they face shortages in supplies and staffing."
Survey results can be downloaded here (https://www.iadvanceseniorcare.com/
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