Promoting a return to normalcy where pandemic conditions allow, a top Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services official said that nursing homes will not return to stringent isolation policies used during...
‘We will not go back’ to early pandemic restriction, CMS leader says
Oct 17, 2022
Promoting a return to normalcy, a top CMS official said Sunday that nursing homes will not return to the stringent isolation policies of the early pandemic.
As closures kill community nursing homes, a new study confirms distance drives down needed visits
Jul 08, 2022
COVID-era research has shown family visitation can improve the overall well-being of residents, but a new study confirms far-away placement can negatively affect visit frequency.
Also in the News for Friday, April 15
Apr 15, 2022
Nearly $2 billion in Provider Relief Funds being released … Thousands of healthcare workers have not received required booster shot … 20% of Medicare patients use medical marijuana with most saying...
States jump on laws that prevent visitation restrictions at nursing homes
Apr 05, 2022
Several states have implemented laws limiting or prohibiting visitation restrictions at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in response to COVID-19 lockdowns that were put in place to protect...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Feb. 10
Feb 10, 2022
Nursing home visitation policies, omicron both ease … States move to lift indoor mask mandates, CDC says ‘we’re not there yet’ … Daily acetaminophen use raises systolic blood pressure in patients...
Nursing home visitation policies, omicron both ease
Feb 09, 2022
Rules limiting nursing home visits in some places eased just as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that COVID-19 cases are either declining or stabilizing in all parts of the country.
CMS to providers: If no tests, don’t deny visitors
Feb 03, 2022
States can require long-term care facilities to test visitors for COVID-19 before allowing them entry into their buildings, but the onus is on providers to supply tests, according to the Centers for Medicare...
Surveyors citing more nursing homes for limiting visitors
Feb 01, 2022
The number of nursing homes cited nationally for impeding residents’ right to have visitors jumped 250% in the most recent survey cycle, a new analysis shows.
Debate over visitor access rages as more states require vaccination
Jan 21, 2022
Operators need more flexible federal guidance regarding visitor access to nursing homes to protect their facilities during community COVID-19 surges without fear of falling out of compliance.