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Nursing Home Visitation and Quarantine: Frequently Asked Questions & Advocacy Strategies for Families

May 14, 2021

In March 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised their visitation guidance based on the high COVID-19 vaccination rates of nursing home residents.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also updated their guidance in March and again in April regarding when long-term care facility residents are required to quarantine.

Despite these changes, many families still have questions and concerns relating to visitation and quarantine. This new document reviews some of the most frequent questions we are asked by family members. Our responses are based on the CMS and CDC guidance and show how the guidance can be used to help families advocate for their loved ones.

The document also includes general advocacy strategies and tips if the facility is not following the guidance or is denying residents’ rights.

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