Home Care Agencies Starting to ‘Wake Up’ to Infection Control

Home health agencies have always had to prioritize infection control as part of Medicare’s Conditions of Participation (CoPs). But that hasn’t always been the case for non-medical home care providers.

That quickly changed after the coronavirus began spreading across the country in March and April. Now, infection control is likely something non-medical home care providers will have to think about for the foreseeable future.

 

Broadly, infection-control protocols are aimed at halting the spread of germs and infectious diseases in health care settings, including the home. 

 

When it comes to the COVID-19 emergency and infection control, most of the nation’s attention has been directed to hospitals and long-term care facilities. That’s not surprising, as nursing home residents account for nearly one in 10 of all the coronavirus cases in the U.S. and more than one-quarter of coronavirus-related deaths, according to a recent Associated Press analysis.

 

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