Mayo Clinic Q&A: Taking Precautions in Long Term Care Facilities
This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded March 17th, 2020.
Guest: Brandon P. Verdoorn, M.D.
Host: Tom Shives, MD and Tracy McCray
Long-term care facilities are taking steps to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, long-term care facilities are restricting visitors in most cases.
On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Brandon Verdoorn, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician and medical director of Charter House, a continuing care retirement community affiliated with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, explains how staff are taking steps to keep residents safe and prevent spread of the coronavirus.