Questions on Suspension of Visitation in Nursing Homes

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk

NYSHFA/NYSCAL is working closely with American Health Care Association (ACHA) regarding recommendations for determining health care facilities visitation.  At this time, NYSDOH has suspended all visitation to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in New Rochelle until March 22, 2020.  However, to protect residents and staff, AHCA recommends enforcing stringent limitations on visitors with symptoms, have a travel history to affected areas where outbreaks have occurred or who may have been exposed without displaying symptoms.  NYSHFA/NYSCAL will immediately post the AHCA recommended practice as it becomes available.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15