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How nurses can help to rehabilitate care home residents after COVID-19

Nurses can use their skills to unlock the potential for rehabilitation of older people in care homes

Nurses can use their skills to unlock the potential for rehabilitation of older people in care homes

  • The physical, cognitive and emotional effects of COVID-19 can be devastating for care home residents
  • By supporting rehabilitation, nurses can counter the risk of deconditioning
  • Keeping residents active, using music and connectedness with loved ones are among ways to create a sense of life as normal

Care home residents recovering from COVID-19 may find the physical, cognitive and emotional effects devastating, but staff can play a major role in rehabilitation.

So says a report by researchers at the University of Leeds and the National Care Forum , which covers

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