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The Indiana Department of Health developed a Hospital to Post-Acute Care Transfer COVID-19 Assessment form to aid hospitals and nursing facilities. This form follows the guidance document regarding hospital discharges to long-term care facilities.
We encourage facilities to read both of these documents and use the guidance as you develop policies concerning the acceptance of new admissions. As COVID-19 capacities in hospitals are reaching another peak, at the same time that staffing for LTC and hospitals are increasingly strained, LTC will be looked to for assistance.
As you make decisions on admissions, please keep in mind these key points: