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EMAIL: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program wishes you and your loved ones a joyous and safe holiday season.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program wishes you and your loved ones a joyous and safe holiday season

On November 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated their Nursing Home Visitation Guidance. Below are a few key points to know about visiting your loved one this holiday season.

  • Visitation is now allowed at all times for all residents, this includes indoor visitation.
  • Facilities can no longer limit frequency and length of visits, number of visitors, or require advanced scheduling of visits.
  • Vaccinated and unvaccinated residents can have close contact, including touch.
  • Communal activities and dining may occur while adhering to core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention.
    • All visitors must continue to adhere to infection prevention practices

For more information view the full Nursing Home Visitation Guidance


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