Five Questions to Ask About Visiting Nursing Homes - #1
What is the nursing home doing to help make it safe for visitors to come back?
Has the facility met the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations for allowing visitors? For example:
• Has it gone at least 28 days without a new COVID-19 case? • Are cases declining in the surrounding community? • Have all residents and staff been tested for COVID-19? • Does it have enough staff? • Are there adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning and disinfecting products? • Are there plans to permit outdoor visits as a transitional step, like some states have allowed?