• State Update

HHSC Update: Helping Residents with Dementia

Strategies used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are especially difficult for residents with dementia living in long-term care communities, such as nursing homes, certified Alzheimer’s units or memory care facilities.

Residents with dementia may have an impaired ability to follow or remember instructions. Staff may need to provide additional support and closer supervision to ensure infection control procedures are followed such as those outlined in the resource document linked below.

Source: https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/services/health/coronavirus-covid-19/helping-residents-dementia-prevent-spread-covid.pdf