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COVID-19 Best Practices for Long Term Care Facilities

This template is for long term care facilities. It contains recommendations and protocols to protect employees and residents against COVID-19.

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  • COVID-19 Best Practices for Long Term Care Facilities

Who is this Collection for?

This checklist is for long term care facilities. It contains recommendations and protocols to protect employees and residents against COVID-19.

After seeing the effects of COVID-19 worldwide, people are bound to be more weary of what their loved ones are exposed to. Now more than ever long term residential care facilities have to be clean and trustworthy. Residents of long term care facilities tend to be seniors, or other individuals who require assistance around the clock. This population is also more susceptible to life threatening complications from contact with foreign bacteria and viruses. That’s why facility administrators must be thorough in their approach toward continued safety of staff and residents.

Safety measures for long term residential care look something like this: Limiting visitors inside the home, discontinuing group activities, encouraging social distancing among residents, screening both residents and staff for COVID-19 symptoms, isolating sick residents, and removing staff members who become symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19.


Why is this Collection important?

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the globe. The entire human race has suffered a loss, not necessarily just a loss of material, but a loss of a lifestyle. In consequence, many businesses, teams, and stakeholders have been hit hard. Assisted living businesses are no exception, and have been in fact especially affected by the pandemic. It is important that we come together to create and improve upon plans for these spaces to thrive once again.


How do I upload this into my UpKeep account?

These templates you’ll be able to download below will function as a “Checklists” on UpKeep. Checklists allow you to quickly reuse specific Task Items in work orders. Most commonly, these are used for inspections where you have a list of subtasks or checklist items that you’d like to include as part of a work order.

*It’s important to note that you would need to be an “Admin” user on UpKeep to be able to perform this upload.

With the templates provided here, it’s a simple one, two, step!

  1. Download one of the (.csv formatted) templates above.
  2. Upload the template onto UpKeep

Done!

Here’s a picture on where to find the right place to upload your CSV file on UpKeep:

For our visual learners: check out our video tutorial on importing checklists and checklist tasks into UpKeep!


Can I use this collection even if I don’t have UpKeep?

The short answer is “yes”! We are aiming to provide as much value as possible, especially during this pandemic. You can find the PDF versions of these templates here.

Feel free to print them out and utilize them!


What if I don’t need one of the templates in the collection?

The templates in this collection are separated and categorized. Go ahead and take a look at each of the template titles individually and decide which ones are needed by your team and which ones are not!


What if I want to change or delete a task item from a template?

Once you finish uploading a template into your account, you can easily change the task item name, type, or even delete a line item all together.

It is important to note that you must make these adjustments BEFORE assigning the checklist to work orders — because you won’t be able to edit them after assigning. We have this safeguard in place for the UpKeep system to ensure that no one accidentally changes a template/checklist that is essential to a work order that already exists for your team.

To reiterate however, you cannot edit a checklist that has been previously used via the main checklist, since the system will protect the historical integrity of the work orders associated w/ that checklist

Optionally, you can make tiny edits of which task you do or do not want included when adding to a Work Order itself (this doesn’t edit the actual checklist, but is an option to allow our customers to make crucial, specific adjustments when needed).


Index of Terminology & Definitions in this Collection:

Cleaning: Removal of dirt and debris, grease, and other pollutants, not to be confused with
sanitization. The CDC recommends routine cleaning of high-volume spaces where surfaces are frequently touched.

Contamination: the presence of unwanted materials during manufacturing and transportation.
The 3 types of contamination are biological, physical, and chemical.

Disinfection/Sanitization: The use of chemicals during surface cleaning to kill germs. Cleaners
that can be used for general disinfection are: bleach solutions, solutions containing 70% alcohol or more, hydrogen peroxide, and chlorine.

Feedback: information received by individuals and businesses about their product or service,
which is used as a basis for improvement. Feedback can be positive or negative.

Health Hazard: any source that could potentially have adverse effects on one’s health, either in
the short term or long term.

PPE: Personal protective equipment, worn to limit exposure to health hazards.

Pre-screening: COVID-19 pre-screening is typically a series of questions regarding symptoms
followed by a temperature check, performed prior to entering a building. A pre-screening process might be implemented by administrators to proactively isolate and identify employees and children with COVID-19 symptoms. If anyone appears to have symptoms associated with COVID-19, they should be immediately separated from others and sent home. Some administrators might require that symptomatic employees test negative for COVID-19 before returning to work. This protects both the infected party and anyone they may come into contact with while at work.

Public Health: The health of the population as a whole. This encompasses hygiene and disease
prevention controls.

Social distancing: COVID-19 is mainly spread from person-to-person, between people who are
within roughly 6 feet of each other, through respiratory droplets from speaking, sneezing, or coughing.

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical or health advice. The information contained on this website and on any of the sites or locations linked below is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or health advice. UpKeep does not recommend or endorse any specific protocol, opinions, or other information that may be accessed on or via this website. Reliance on any of this information is solely at your own risk.