CMS issued updated SNF visitation guidance on September 17. The new guidance lays out a plan addressing when and how SNFs should begin allowing visitors in their facility again, based on community spread and resident health.
Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they're also notably resilient psychologically, calling upon a lifetime of experience and perspective to help them through difficult times.
Being prepared for an audit is of utmost importance for SNFs. COVID-19 has completely changed the auditing process, though, and as post-pandemic audits loom on the horizon, it’s imperative that SNFs are ready for them to resume.