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TIMELY LESSONS FROM A PANDEMIC ON THE BENEFITS OF PERSON CENTRIC CARE IN LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES

S.-L. Wee, P.L.K. Yap

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), there have been few deadlier places than in nursing homes. As such, several useful guidelines on coping with COVID-19 in nursing homes have emerged. The critical immediate term measures mentioned in the guidelines have longer term implications especially on quality of care. We discuss how these measures instituted for infection control can be synergistic with person-centered care which has been synonymous with quality of care in nursing homes.

CITATION:
S.-L. Wee ; P.L.K. Yap (2020): Timely lessons from a pandemic on the benefits of person centric care in long term care facilities. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2020.28

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