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LeadingAge NY Releases Issue Brief on Risk Mitigation Strategies for Off-Site Holiday Visits

As the holidays approach, some residents of long term care facilities and senior housing are hoping to visit with loved ones off-site. At the same time, COVID-19 cases are rising in many communities, presenting a risk that returning residents will bring new infections into their buildings. LeadingAge NY has released an issue brief to help nursing homes, adult care/assisted living facilities, and senior housing to identify the relevant regulations and guidance applicable to off-site social visits by residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps that these organizations may choose to take to mitigate the infection transmission risks of off-site visits, while honoring resident rights to access the community.

Contact: Karen Lipson, klipson@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8838