Sunday, June 28, 2020
A few days ago CMS released a four page FAQ re: visiting residents in SNFs. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Nursing Home Visitation.
The FAQs include
1.What steps should nursing homes take before reopening to visitors?
2. The reopening recommendations maintain that visitation should only be allowed for
“compassionate care situations.” Do compassionate care situations only refer to
3. Can facilities use creative means, such as outside visits, to begin to allow for
visitation within the CMS and CDC guidelines; even before reaching phase three?
4.Can nursing home residents participate in communal activities before reaching
phase 3 of the nursing home reopening plan?
5.What factors should nursing homes consider when making decisions about
6. Should residents or visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 participate in
7. Are nursing homes required to allow visits from the ombudsman when requested by