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New COVID-19 Resources

In this week’s COVID-19 Resource Round-Up, we share new materials on guidance on compassionate care visits, resident transfers, recommendations for admissions, and employment law FAQS related to PPE and workplace accommodations.  

Compassionate Care Visits: LeadingAge Minnesota, together with Minnesota Hospice and Palliative Care and Care Providers of Minnesota, developed guidance regarding end-of-life compassionate care visits. It is designed to provide more clarity on visitation during the end-of-life process and includes identification of end of life symptoms and guidance surrounding family visits and spiritual care visits among other items.

Resident Transfers: Taking a person-centered approach to moving residents due to COVID-19 is an important part of planning for any transfer or cohorting decision—either within your site or to another site. The Office of the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care with support from LeadingAge Minnesota and Care Providers of Minnesota have developed Resident Transfers During COVID-19 Best Practice Recommendations. We encourage you to also use our Resident Transfer & Cohorting Toolkit for support.

Admissions: We updated our Accepting Admissions from a Hospital decision tree to reflect CDC guidance regarding new symptoms and developed a new Recommendations for Admissions during COVID-19 guide.

Employment Law: Within the new Executive Orders related to COVID-19 issued by Governor Walz included guidance on employee-supplied PPE, workplace safety and workplace accommodations. This new FAQ document from Penny Phillips and Grant Collins, attorneys with Felhaber Larson, answers questions on these issues.

Please also visit our COVID-19 webpage, www.leadingagemn.org/coronavirus, for more details.

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