COVID-19 and Long-Term Care

Leaders of long-term care facilities faced extraordinary challenges with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemicNow, with vaccinations becoming available, leaders can begin thinking about how to safely reopen their facilities to visits, reducing the isolation so many residents have suffered in the past year.  

This eBook series explores how COVID-19 reshaped long-term care visitation policies, CMS guidance, and how leaders can prepare for future challenges in reopening safely. 

Download all three eBooks in the series: 

  • COVID-19 and Long-Term Care: The Impact of Visitation Restrictions    
  • New CMS Guidance for Visitation in Long-Term Care Facilities 
  • COVID-19, Long-Term Care Facilities, and the Future: The Challenges of Reopening Safely 


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The impact of COVID-19 visitor restrictions

Those who work in long-term care witnessed the challenge of protecting residents from COVID-19. Initially, closing doors to visitors was advised to keep residents safe from the virus. Now, residents are reporting the effects of enduring isolation from family and friends. 

76% Residents who report feeling lonelier due to visitor restrictions (2)

64% of residents no longer leave their rooms to socialize with others (2)

The percent of residents who had three or more visits per week decreased by 51% (6)


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