Dementia mortality skyrockets since lockdowns; CMS loosens visitor restrictions
Sep 18, 2020
An excessive number of deaths due to dementia have occurred since shelter-in-place orders went into effect this spring, a new analysis finds. Meanwhile, CMS has proposed a framework for nursing homes...
‘Heartbreaking’: All contact with nursing home residents fell by more than half, study shows
Sep 14, 2020
Nursing home operators took limiting in-person contact with residents very seriously after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Visits of all kinds fell by 53% between March and April, new findings by...
‘A touching move’: Family visitation booth allows residents, family members to safely make contact
Jul 16, 2020
A Virginia-based nursing home figured out a way to hold visits that allow residents to safely hold hands and hug their loved ones.
Experts make case for allowing more family-member visits in nursing homes
Jul 14, 2020
Long-term care facilities should reconsider their restrictive visitation policies aimed at ensuring the well-being of residents during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to several experts.
CMS issues ‘long overdue’ visitation guidelines for nursing homes
James M. Berklan
Jun 25, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services excited the provider community and brought clarity to numerous aspects of restarting visits at nursing homes Wednesday.
Sentenced to a nursing home
Apr 29, 2014
Here’s an innovative new way, and maybe the only one you haven’t already tried, to make sure more people visit your lonely nursing home residents. Sentence them to do it.