Friday, May 14, 2021
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care has released an FAQ, Nursing Home Visitation and Quarantine: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & Advocacy Strategies for Families. The ten questions addressed in the FAQ include the restriction on frequency, location, and length of visitation; refusal of visitation because of staff shortages or positive tests; whether the SNF can require visitor to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test; the scope of compassionate care visits; the impact of briefly leaving a facility; and the distinctions for residents who have been vaccinated. In addition the FAQs offer some suggested actions that may be taken as well as strategies. The full FAQ is available here.