COVID-19 Updates and Information

Long Term Care Ombudsman Resources

1st Wednesday 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

May 21, 2021 - Requirements for Residential Care Facilities - Rescission of March 17, 2021.  Please click here to view the update from the website. Press Release: CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations, read the full press release here and view the graphic in English and Spanish

Long Term Care Ombudsman Guide for Resuming In-person Visits

Click here to download the guide.

Ombudsman Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

We want to share with you information about how the ombudsman program is working to provide services and support to residents during this national emergency.  Our role is to support residents within the context of the pandemic.  The ombudsman program will continue to respond to and investigate complaints brought to us by residents, resident representatives, families, and others.

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MLTCOP Questions & Answers from COVID Calls:

List of past questions and answers from COVID calls.

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COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Resource

Click here to view COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Resource: Library of Executive Orders, Guidance, Policy, and Information

DHHS Epidemic Orders related to Long Term Care

State and Federal Guidelines

State of Michigan (LARA) - Federal Certification

Please click here to view details on the State of Michigan website.

Governor's Executive Orders related to Long Term Care



Please click here to view Guidance for Quarantine and Testing.

Testing in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Homes for the Aged, and Adult Foster Care

Please click here to read the October 12, 2021 notice from MDHHS on Testing in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Homes for the Aged, and Adult Foster Care Facilities.  You may also click here to view the EO.

Consumer Voice Resources

Action Alert: The Louder our voice, the Stronger our advocacy.

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Attention Families and Residents looking to advocate for changes to visitation.  Click here to view the Consumer Voice website to see what's scheduled and how you can be involved as we approach the one-year mark of visitations being banned.  Please click here to view the Update on Nursing Home Visitation Rally and Webinar scheduled for March 12, 2021.

Additional Consumer Voice Resources: CMS Revised Guidance on Nursing Home Visitation, CMS Fact Sheet on the Revised Guidance and the CDC Guidance for Vaccinated People in Non-Healthcare Settings.

Other Resources

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.

Sarah Slocum, Co-Director, Altarum Program to Improve Eldercare, ALTARUM

MI Safe Start Map

Track the risk levels of COVID-19 Indicators by clicking here.  To view County Risk Levels, please click here.

MDHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Communication resources, how to get a vaccine, town halls, vaccination data and other resources.

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