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CMS Revises Nursing Home Guidance To Allow Indoor, Outdoor Visits

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / September 17, 2020 at 8:21 PM
CMS on Thursday (Sept. 17) announced it was revising guidance on visitations in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow both indoor and outdoor visits with residents, citing the emotional toll that isolating nursing home residents has taken. The new guidance closely follows an independent nursing home commission report that said limiting visitation during the pandemic can mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but can also have detrimental consequences for residents who face loneliness and social isolation . The commission...


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