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MDHHS shares CHRT’s key analytic findings, recommendations for keeping nursing home residents safe in light of COVID-19

September 1, 2020 | CHRT News

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) created regional nursing home hubs with the goal of more safely handling COVID-19 patient discharges from hospitals. MDHHS asked CHRT to evaluate the regional nursing home hub approach and to recommend additional strategies to prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19.

A September 1 press release from MDHHS shares key preliminary findings and recommendations for keeping nursing home residents safe and advancing health in light of COVID-19.

CHRT’s full preliminary findings and recommendations are outlined in the September 1 presentation, Keeping nursing home residents safe and advancing health in light of COVID-19. The presentation places special emphasis on practice and policy recommendations to guide future COVID-19 nursing home responses including process, policy, structural, and administrative practices.

Review the project description for additional details about the analytic team, scope, and methodology. Review the MDHHS press release for key findings from the CHRT analysis and recommendations from the state’s nursing home preparedness task force.