This document gives advice to healthcare establishments on offering support to medicalized nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis.
It firstly reminds care home professionals that mild cases of COVID-19, both suspect and confirmed, should be handled within the care home, in order to not saturate hospitals. It also lists the geriatric resources that are currently in place for COVID-19 patients, such as a hotline for care home staff, mobile geriatric teams and support for decision-making. Furthermore, it states that domestic care services have been put in place to look after older people with mild cases of COVID-19. In addition, it explains the support care homes can get in palliative matters, and finally gives a quick overview of the health and hygiene resources that have been put in place for care staff.
Consignes et recommandations concernant l’appui des établissements de santé aux établissements hébergeant des personnes âgées dépendantes. Paris, Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé, 2020, 9 p.
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