CMS Nursing Home Guide Discouraging Holiday Leave Sparks Questions

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / November 20, 2020 at 6:41 PM
CMS’ holiday pandemic guidance released Wednesday (Nov. 18) stopped short of saying patients should not leave nursing homes during the holidays and instead urged residents and staff to keep social measures in place, but some nursing home patient advocates worry the guidance, while helpful, doesn’t address a resident’s right to return to the facility. For Toby Edelman, Center for Medicare Advocacy senior policy attorney, the holiday guidance walks a fine line between residents’ right to leave and stressing it’s safer...

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