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 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 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.