As COVID-19 began to spread, the focus was on hospitals in the scramble to ensure adequate staffing, beds, equipment, and resources to care for coronavirus patients. In an ill-advised move to help address this, CA and NY State officials announced that nursing homes couldn’t refuse patients coming from the hospital, even if they were COVID-19 positive, and we couldn’t demand testing prior to admission. Given the limited resources our PALTC facilities have to begin with, everyone has been scrambling trying to discern what they should be focusing on.
Hear from Dr. Steven Buslovich, MD, CMD, Co-founder of Patient Pattern and Dr. Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD, President of CALTCM about their front line experience on both coasts.
What you’ll learn
- Strategies for minimizing exposure in COVID-19 negative facilities
- Containment strategies for COVID-19 positive facilities, including testing, staffing and clinical management
- Top three practical recommendations for facilities facing the COVID crisis
About our speakers
Dr. Steven Buslovich is a practicing geriatrician and certified medical director of several nursing home and post-acute care facilities. He is an active committee member in the American Geriatrics Society’s (AGS). He created the Technology Innovations Pavilion at the annual AGS conference where aging-focused startups collaborate with geriatricians. He is an expert in frailty, complex care management, and PDPM. Dr. Buslovich is the recipient of AMDA’s Shark Tank Innovation Award.
Dr. Michael Wasserman is the President of California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) and Medical Director at Eisenberg Village. He has devoted himself to serving the needs of seniors for the past thirty years. He previously was President and Chief Medical Officer for GeriMed of America, a Geriatric Medical Management Company located in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Wasserman serves as a board member for the American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging. He has spoken extensively and been published on a variety of topics involving geriatrics, healthy aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, the business of healthcare, practice management and managed care.
This webinar is presented free of charge to long-term care providers, courtesy of: