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
Are you artistic? Submit your work to National Consumer Voice.
Residents' Rights Month is celebrated in October each year to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities. The 2022 Residents’ Rights Month theme is, Inspiring Unity within Our Community. Creative writing and artistic expression are meaningful and compelling ways to highlight the importance of residents’ rights and how these rights can be carried out in all long-term care settings. For the Resident’s Voice Challenge, residents are encouraged to submit essays, poems, artwork, drawings, or videos related to the theme. Submissions are due in September.2022 Resident's Voice Challenge