Virginia Long-Term Care Clinician Network
The Virginia Long-Term Care Clinician Network (LTC-CN) brings together medical directors and clinicians practicing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other congregate care settings, such as Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). It provides a monthly forum for peer discussions and ensures access to the latest clinical COVID-19 care guidelines.
Why was the LTC-CN created?
Throughout the pandemic, reaching frontline clinicians taking care of patients in long-term care settings has been a challenge. There are approximately 287 nursing homes and 580 assisted living facilities operating in Virginia. Within these, there are approximately 139 medical directors and 500–600 clinicians. Establishing a central mode of communication with these providers for the remainder of the COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond is essential.
Benefits of Joining the Network:
- Join an organized network of medical directors, physicians, and advanced practice providers who work in long-term care facilities and other congregate care settings across Virginia with the purpose of sharing best clinical practices.
- Monthly Newsletter: Receive a monthly newsletter that focuses on updates pertinent to long-term care in Virginia, including infection prevention guidelines, treatment options, and other updates.
- Monthly Forum: Access to monthly virtual forums where issues can be discussed with a group of peers practicing in the same care setting.
- Resources: Access to a central website with free resources.
LTC-CN in the News
- Network to develop long-term care COVID-19 treatment, infection prevention best practices. Published by McKnights, March 21, 2023
- VCU joins statewide initiative to support nursing homes by building a clinician network. Published by VCU Health, March 16, 2023.
- VCU, VDH building a clinician network for long-term care facilities. Published by Augusta Free Press, March 17, 2023.