Best Practice Summaries
These resources are designed to help nursing homes consider best practices on topics such as infection control and prevention and the emotional well-being of both staff and residents.
- Best Practices Guide for COVID-19 Infection Control and Prevention in Nursing Homes
- Best Practices to Help Nursing Home Residents and Their Families to Reduce the Impact of Social Isolation
- Best Practices for Identifying and Managing Deconditioning in Nursing Home Residents
- Best Practices for Promoting Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being Among Nursing Home Staff
- Best Practices for Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Nursing Home Residents
This resource addresses infection control and prevention in nursing homes, highlighting screening and monitoring, testing and responding, and quarantine and isolation. It also provides a sample decision tree for monitoring residents during daily encounters for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
This document highlights ways nursing home staff can help residents and their families balance the need for social involvement with infection prevention strategies.
This resource discusses ways nursing home staff can identify residents at high risk for deconditioning and work with them to prevent decline and improve functioning.
This resource focuses on emotional well-being of nursing home staff, including information about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, how to enhance well-being in nursing home culture, and compassionate communication techniques.
This resource discusses resident well-being and describes the mental impacts of social isolation and includes signs of depression and anxiety. It also discusses safe visitation strategies as a component of resident emotional well-being.