Christian Living Communities | March 11, 2021
The good news that we’ve anxiously been awaiting has finally come from federal regulators!
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance yesterday that will finally allow our communities to safely expand visitation options as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The guidance states that communities offering skilled nursing should allow responsible indoor visitations at all times for all residents regardless of vaccinations status. While CMS does not regulate assisted living, we’ve seen state health departments use the same guidance for assisted living neighborhoods and we anticipate the same with this announcement. You can find the CMS and CDC conditions here.
Before we can begin following this guidance, we must receive further direction from each of the six states that we operate in, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Throughout the pandemic, we must follow state guidance first and then federal guidance because of the regulatory environment.
We know residents and families are anxious, we are too! We are already preparing for more visitations and as soon as we get the green light from each state, we will share with our residents and families how and when visits will be accommodated.
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