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.

 

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