Updated CMS FAQ and Visitation Infographic Now Available


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Nursing Home Visitation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to provide clarification to recent visitation guidance. The FAQ highlights that states may instruct nursing homes to take additional measures to make visitation safer, while ensuring visitation can still occur. This includes requiring that during visits, residents and visitors wear masks that are well-fitting and preferably those with better protection, such as surgical masks or KN95.  

CMS also released an infographic on how to safely conduct visits to nursing homes. This infographic may be helpful to use when educating families and visitors and for posting in the facility.   

See the CMS Nursing Home Resource Center for additional information.