Getting the Word Out: Visiting Loved Ones in a Nursing Home – Text and Graphic Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

“On March 10, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE). Today, CMS is releasing a graphic to further explain the expanded visitation options.

According to the updated guidance, facilities should allow responsible indoor visitation at all times and for all residents, regardless of vaccination status of the resident, or visitor, unless certain scenarios arise that would limit visitation. Read the full press release and review the graphic in English and Spanish.”

CMS provided the graphic as well as information that you can share with families and friends anxious to visit.  I encourage you to look at this, so you don’t need to reinvent the wheel!  It could be used on your facility’s website, in an email to families, etc.  Note that the graphic is available in both English and Spanish.

Below is that verbiage for your consideration: