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Old 04-28-2020, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default How long can they deny nursing home visits?

How long can they deny nursing home visits?

Could the law say you can never visit?

There needs to be some other solution.
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Old 04-28-2020, 04:18 PM   #2
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As long as a state of emergency exists. Unfortunately. It is legal.

But many places are becoming creative and using tech and other methods to keep people in touch.
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Old 05-04-2020, 04:49 AM   #3
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Due to the extreme threat posed by COVID-19, yes, it is legal for a facility to stop you from entering to see your parent. In fact, many state health departments are issuing orders restricting non-essential personnel from entering long term care facilities. Restricting nursing home visitation is for your own safety, and the safety of the facility residents. Younger, healthy individuals may carry the disease for up to two weeks before showing any symptoms. Further, coronavirus may present little to no symptoms in you, but may prove fatal to an immunocompromised 88 year old nursing home resident with underlying conditions. Under normal circumstances, arbitrarily denying visitation with family would be considered a rights violation. However, due to the uniqueness of the corona virus pandemic, nursing homes are permitted to deny visitation. In fact, if a nursing home failed to take steps to isolate and quarantine vulnerable residents, they are likely to be sued in a coronavirus nursing home lawsuit. Nursing homes across the U.S. have offered alternatives to physical visitation. This may mean video chats, telephone access and pre-recorded videos. Additionally, it is recommended that your family schedule routine phone calls with facility caretakers to get regular updates on your loved one’s condition. It is devastating to be denied access to the people we love. But in the interest of stemming the spread of coronavirus, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are legally allowed to restrict or limit family visits.
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Old 05-05-2020, 05:14 PM   #4
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Free America and end the communist-caused lockdowns!!
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As long as a state of emergency exists. Unfortunately. It is legal.

But many places are becoming creative and using tech and other methods to keep people in touch.

I think some of those places will try to keep the restrictions even after the so-called states of emergency. But in truth the isolation is terribly damaging to the residents as well, maybe even more so than covid.
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There really HAS to be a better way!
This isolation method is not working for too many people.
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I see in Europe that some countries are lifting that restriction as they re-open.
I would assume that will happen in the USA as well, asap.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:36 AM   #8
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I don't see any sign here in MI that they are going to do so quickly, it's very frustrating.
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