Vaccinations and Visitation Nursing Homes

Many people complain about the visitation policies at nursing homes. However, the policy may change soon. SCHDEC stated when the vaccination process is completed then South Carolina’s visitation policy will change. Not sure why we need to wait to every resident gets both shots.  The below chart — from the New York Times — gives us hope for the future of residents in nursing homes:

The federal government may remove regulations on indoor visitations soon. LeadingAge wrote a letter calling on federal agencies to reconnect residents with visitors.

“COVID-19 vaccines are the most significant development of the pandemic and real progress has been made in vaccinating nursing home residents. It is time for nursing home visitation policies to catch up. As cases have declined, the balance between caution and isolation has tipped,” Katie Smith Sloan wrote.