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LeadingAge20: Thermal Cameras Bring Added Protection to Senior Care

The technology isn’t foolproof, but it is helping communities identify — and keep out — some visitors who may be infected with COVID-19.

For senior care communities, the main conduit for COVID-19 is deceptively simple: a building’s front door.

“We know the primary way the virus gets into a nursing home or an assisted living community is from staff — and it’s often those who work in more than one community or those who are going home to their families and unwittingly becoming infected,” Katie Smith Sloan, president of LeadingAge, recently told HealthTech.

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