• Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF)

    Monday March 9, 2020

    A new respiratory disease - coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - is spreading globally and there have been instances of COVID-19 community spread in the United States. The general strategies CDC recommends to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in LTCF are the same strategies these facilities use every day to detect and prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses like influenza.

    Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

  • Rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Monday March 9, 2020

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the COVID-19 virus, was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. On 30 January 2020, the WHO Director-General declared that the current outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international concern.
    This document summarizes WHO's recommendations for the rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare and community settings.

    Rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


  • About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Wednesday February 5, 2020

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.

    About 2019 Novel Coronavirus

  • Will your COVID-19 documentation protect your facility

    Wednesday May 20, 2020

    Document, document, document - a phrase that is familiar in the senior living industry and many other healthcare arenas. During the COVID-19 pandemic, documentation is critical in order to provide a historical timeline of the facility's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Many facilities may be at risk for lawsuits and CMS Infection Control Focused Surveys in the future, and the documentation process for providing a historical timeline of each facility's individual response is key.

    COVID-19 Documentation whitepaper 5-14-20


  • Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Tuesday June 9, 2020

    As news headlines about the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease continue to increase, so has concern over its potential to affect employee welfare, disrupt global supply chains and slow business operations. Gallagher's experts are here to support you in the development and implementation of risk management policies and procedures during a pandemic.

    Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Care Plans: Is your facility going in the right direction?

    Tuesday June 9, 2020

    It seems that long-term care providers are struggling to stay the course in developing thorough, comprehensive, "person-Centered Care" plans. Amid all the numerous regulatory changes, nursing and rehabilitation facilities are attempting to find a balance between shifting the care model while also maintaining regulatory compliance.

    Person Centered Care Plans

  • ALF and SCALF Residents: Appropriate vs. Inappropriate?

    Thursday June 11, 2020

    Assisted Living, Specialty Care Assisted Living, Memory Care Facility, Resident Care Homes - whatever title they go by, each state has its own set of rules and regulations for these care facilities. The criteria for admission and retention for any of these centers will vary depending on the state in which you live. The State of Alabama is no exception; it has its own set of rules and regulations; especially when it comes to admission and retention of a resident into one of its Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) and Specialty Care Assisted Livings (SCALF).

    Inappropriate Residents in ALF and SCALF Whitepaper

  • Is my Staffing Adequate?

    Thursday June 11, 2020

    Will I be able to cover this shift next week? Is the weekend coverage in place? These are questions every person working in the Senior Living industry has asked. Staffing has become one of the biggest challenges encountered in the senior housing industry. Proper staffing is not only integral to the day-to-day mission and operations of providing quality care to residents, but also crucial to meeting the ever-increasing staffing-targeted regulations.

    Senior Living Staff Whitepaper

  • Dealing with Stress in Senior Living

    Wednesday December 16, 2020

    "Global pandemic," "COVID-19" and "mask" are all familiar terms that have become a part of our daily (and sometimes hourly) conversations with friends, family and colleagues. And, unfortunately, as COVID-19 cases increase and new restrictions are implemented in some areas, your staff may be feeling fear, stress, panic and anxiety. Developing a strategy to adequately address these feelings in the healthcare space can be daunting. Long-term care (LTC) nurses are managing the emotional wellbeing of residents along with their own personal troubles each day. Similarly, members of nursing facility staffs are under immense pressure, not to mention handling situations their profession has never experienced before.

    Dealing with Stress in Senior Living