Effective immediately! All long term care facilities now must allow visitation, including during an outbreak. View DOH EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE (Revised April 21, 2022)
On November 12th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its federal visitation guidance. This guidance requires LTC facilities to allow indoor visitation "at all times and for all residents…"
NEW! View CMS Current Guidance (updated March 10, 2022) View CMS Nursing Home Visitation FAQ
A new report by the NJ Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) has found that a total of 15 nursing homes in NJ have operated with a one-star quality rating or years, some going back to 2013. The report found that all but one of these poor-performing facilities are run by for-profit companies. "Year after year, these 15 facilities are rated one-star and yet do not improve the quality of care for thousands of individuals," said Laurie Brewer, New Jersey's Long-Term Care Ombudsman. "A consistent one-star rating means the Department of Health has flagged problems that endanger residents time after time, and yet no significant changes have been made by that facility to protect residents."