Survey: Senior Care Leaders Extremely Concerned About COVID-19 Impacts and Supplies

Survey Results Download: COVID-19 Survey for Senior Care/LTC FacilitiesThe Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care and its leading media brand, i Advance Senior Care, are conducting surveys to uncover COVID-19’s current impact on senior care and long-term care facilities in the United States. The results of the initial survey are now available.

With over 75,000 members, the Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care is dedicated to fostering continuous innovation and best practices for business and clinical professionals working throughout the continuum of senior care.

Based on 631 survey responses received between March 20-24, 2020, findings include:

  • Very high level of concern by both leaders and employees at senior care facilities. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being extremely concerned), leaders averaged 9.03 out of 10 and employees were at 8.94 out of 10.
  • COVID-19 is nearby at a large number of facilities. 65% have reported cases in their county; 44% in their town or city.
  • Senior care facilities are taking proactive measures to keep their residents and staff healthy. Over 90% have incorporated increased hygiene guidelines, are conducting daily screening of all staff and residents, and are conducting more frequent cleaning of the facility with hospital-grade disinfectants. 85% have canceled group activities and 74% have stopped communal meals. 31% now have staff wearing PPE.

“It’s a stressful and high-stakes time for senior care leaders, to say the least,” says Matthew T. Humphrey, president and founder of Plain-English Media. “Our members are doing their very best to keep their residents and teams safe. They are extremely concerned about the risks of the pandemic to their patients and staff, and they face shortages in supplies and staffing.”

You can download the survey results here.

The i Advance Senior Care audience includes all key decisionmakers in today’s team-based senior care delivery environment, including both administrative executives (c-suite, executives, financial leaders, and administrators) and clinical leaders (DONs, ADONs, directors of memory care and nursing, and medical and activities executives).


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