Innovations in diagnostics and treatment have emerged that allow assisted living and nursing facilities to protect their employees from contracting and spreading airborne disease in ways that were never before possible.
For assisted living and nursing facilities, protecting the health of residents and employees from airborne disease became paramount during the pandemic. Many organizations effectively adapted their strategies quickly. However, as we enter the endemic stage and also face what is expected to be a challenging flu season on top of it, it’s time to shift from fire fighting to a simple, streamlined wellness program that can reduce illness and align with your organization’s quality initiatives. It’s time to take action now prior to the next spike in flu and COVID-19 cases.
Innovations in diagnostics and treatment have emerged that allow assisted living and nursing facilities to take charge and protect their employees from contracting and spreading airborne disease in ways that were never before possible. Primary.Health provides a technology platform that powers a new playbook that can reduce illness in employees, spread to residents, sick days, and claims while making reporting easy to share.
The new playbook includes:
- Daily wellness surveys for employees
- Raising flu vaccination rates to the same levels as COVID-19
- Utilizing the latest diagnostics to discern between the common cold, flu, COVID-19
- Helping employees return to good health with access to treatments within the first 48 hours of symptoms
- Leveraging automated protocols that can be easily administered
- Monitoring and analyzing air quality
- Tracking key metrics in an automated dashboard
COVID-19 and flu infections will continue to be a threat to your workforce. During the Summer 2022 surge in COVID-19 cases, 3.9 million Americans said they didn’t work because they were sick with COVID-19 or were caring for someone with it. With flu cases already rising in parts of the US, the potential impact on the health of your residents is real.
Imagine for a moment that you can communicate with residents and employees that you are investing in the latest health innovations to help them stay healthy from COVID-19 and flu. As your population inevitably gets infections, and then engage in the program, they will view you as the enabler of a leading-edge care process. You will reduce illness and sick days, minimize spread, help people recover faster and share data that builds confidence. The new playbook for COVID-19 and flu is a prime opportunity to differentiate your brand and be a wellness leader for your residents, employees and their families.
If you’d like to start the conversation about how you can implement the playbook, please reach out to us here.