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
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a devastating time for nursing home residents and their loved ones. To better understand life in long-term care settings during the pandemic, the Long-Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) spoke to NJ State LTC Ombudsman, Laurie Brewer, residents, family members, and advocates from across the United States. As a result, LTCCC produced an oral history of COVID-19 in long-term care settings.
In this project, I Feel Like I’m in Prison’: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes, you will hear from residents, family members, ombudsmen, legislators, and advocates from across the United States.