Article by Indiana Health Care Association

Guidelines for Symptom Management of the COVID + person in a Nursing Home

Attached is a symptom management guide for COVID residents – to support any residents with COVID, but particularly those who are comfort care and our goal is to keep in the facility even when they clinically worsen. Multiple local palliative care folks and national experts helped with this guidance.

Recommendations:

  • Conduct an inventory of supplies and pharmaceuticals to ensure access
  • Share guidance with clinical teams
  • Share guidance with physicians and Medical Directors
  • Make changes as you deem appropriate – understanding this is a guide

Click here to download the guide.