By Julie Grenuk, Vice President of Clinical Solutions at TigerConnect;
Published in McKnight’s Senior Living on May 11, 2021
When the brutal reality of COVID-19 made itself known in the United States, the most at-risk populations were residents of long-term care facilities like nursing homes and hospices. At the height of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified these residents as being in the top three vulnerable populations in the country.
According to a recent report published by AARP, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities saw the deaths of more than 174,000 residents and staff members.
The severity of this virus means that extra care and attention are dire to ensure the health and quality of living for residents at home or at facilities, and their caretakers. The extra attention to detail also means a shift in the way patients are cared for.