The impact of COVID-19 on older adults is difficult to measure. Memories not made, questions unanswered, and loved ones separated for extended periods of time. We may never know the full effects of this pandemic on older adults in our communities, but we do know that there are actions we can take today to improve the quality of their lives in this challenging time.
To address the urgent challenges nursing homes must address and overcome during the pandemic, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, convenes hundreds of nursing home professionals and other workers from across the country on free, weekday huddles.
Each week, the COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes covers a new theme in detail, from PPE, to testing, to the emotional well-being of staff and residents, to finding out what matters most to older adults in our care.
The daily 20-minute weekday Daily National Huddle includes:
- Real-time, pragmatic solutions that can be implemented now
- Expert speakers representing a variety of roles and care settings
- Short daily updates on the latest policy and data provided by experts from the CDC, CMS, AMDA, and other national organizations
- An active chat where participants ask questions and offer perspectives, solutions, and encouragement to one another
- A resource page with slides, links, and call recordings
- Tips for practicing the 4Ms evidence-based framework of an Age-Friendly Health System.
Questions? Contact IHI at NHRapidResponse@ihi.org.