COVID-19 Updates and Information
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Long Term Care Ombudsman Resources
Quarterly, 1st Wednesday of the month, COVID-19 Calls
Join us the 1st Wednesday as we answer questions about COVID-19 in long term care facilities.
Visiting Loved Ones in a Nursing Home
**NEW** On November 13, 2021, The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services updated its visitation guidance for Nursing Homes. Visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times.
MDHHS updated guidance for visitation in Residential Care Facilities, please click here to view the update from the Michigan.gov website.
MDHHS Epidemic Order: Requirements for Residential Care Facilities - Rescission or March 17, 2021, please click here to view the order.
CMS Updates: November 13, 2021, with Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations, read the guidance here. Click here for the updated Nursing Home Visitation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from February 2, 2022. Click here to view the infographic on How to Safely Conduct Visits to Nursing Homes.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Guide for Resuming In-person Visits
Click here to download the guide.
MLTCOP Questions & Answers from COVID Calls:
Pursuing Quality Long-Term Care Podcast
MDHHS Infection Prevention Resource & Assessment Team (IPRAT)
As we enter colder weather and the holiday season where SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) rates typically rise, IPRAT would like to share two resources to mitigate outbreaks in long-term care facilities:
State and Federal Guidelines
State of Michigan (LARA) - Federal Certification
Please click here to view details on the State of Michigan website.
CMS Notice - Screening Method for Visitors and Staff
Please click here to view the CSO order issued November 12, 2021.
The White House Fact Sheet
FACT SHEET: Protecting Seniors and People with Disabilities by Improving Safety and Quality of Care in the Nation’s Nursing Homes.
Click here to be taken to The White House page to view the Fact Sheet.
New Federal COVID Website
On March 30, 2022, the United States government launched a new COVID website, click here to view.
Consumer Voice Resources
What to Know When Making Holiday Visits Based on the Updated CMS Visitation Guidance, click here.
Essential Caregivers Coalition
Please click here to visit the website.
Michigan Caregivers for Compromise: Because isolation kills too!
Please click here to visit their Facebook page.