The novel coronavirus outbreak has put skilled nursing facilities on lockdown and disrupted daily life around the world. But health care needs continue apace, and the junction between SNF and hospital is crucial. Angie Roberson, the president of the American Case Management Association and the director of case management at the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, joins Rethink to talk about the importance of communication in the face of COVID-19 and the steps hospitals are taking as they work with SNFs.
Listen to this episode to learn:
— More about how hospitals are looking at the outbreak and what they’re hearing from SNFs
— Why the flu season has lessons for dealing with the new virus
— What hospitals are assessing as they get patients ready for discharge