Navigating COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

Long-term care leader weighs in on addressing COVID-19

PhilFogg Phil Fogg Jr., president and CEO of Marquis Companies and Consonus Healthcare is one of the leaders in the long-term care profession. He sat with James M. Berklan from McKnight's to discuss what providers must do to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and protect their residents. Marquis, which is based in the Northwest, had COVID-19 appear in a few of its facilities but it was tightly managed.
“We’ve responded to the crisis and gotten through that […]. You don’t want to get four weeks ahead and wish you had done something two to four weeks ago.[…] You’re going to have to make choices with your best guesses and as information becomes factual or certain, then you can change your assumptions. But don’t be paralyzed or do nothing, whether it’s managing your expenses or making an investment in something.” He added “Facilities are going to have to give the public confidence by doing ongoing surface testing” that may then be certified by a third party.”

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