Survival Coalition Comments to Long Term Care Subcommittee of the SDMAC

Survival Coalition Comments to Long Term Care Subcommittee of the SDMAC
The Survival Coalition appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the draft guidance documents relating to managing medically stable long-term care facility residents who have or may have COVID-19 (Guidance Document 1) and testing of patients transferring from hospitals to LTC facilities (Guidance Document 2). For the most part, we found both guidance documents to be clear, comprehensive and reasonably sensitive to the actual capabilities of LTC facilities in Wisconsin. Our main point of disagreement is with the failure to recommend testing of all transfer residents, which we believe is the only means by which a LTC facility can hope to prevent the spread of the virus within its walls. Our specific comments are: Read moreā€¦