Emergency Preparedness: Caring for Persons with Dementia in LTC or Community-Based Care Setting

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The Alzheimer’s Association posted a guidance document on Monday, March 30, 2020 to “help ensure the delivery of high-quality care for people living with dementia in long-term care and community-based settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Emergency Preparedness: Caring for persons living with dementia in a long-term or community-based care setting is a 6-page document that provides much-needed information on these topics:

  • Preventing illness
  • Providing person-centered care
  • Advance directives/advance planning
  • Keeping family and friends connected
  • Assisting with eating and drinking
  • Monitoring walking/unsafe wandering
  • Observing and responding to dementia-related behaviors

The document also includes hyperlinks to other dementia and COVID-19 resources.