Devil’s in the details of new regulations for visiting NJ’s long-term care facilities

Pent-up demand after a year of COVID-19 restrictions

Families with loved ones in long-term care facilities cheered to hear that New Jersey had adopted new rules that permit visits at all times with few exceptions — but implementing those regulations will take time. Many questions remain: Who can visit? When? How often, and for how long?

Representatives for the long-term care industry say they need to schedule visits to handle pent-up demand and to staff facilities appropriately. A webinar to address families’ questions about the revised regulations has been arranged for this Thursday by the state Department of Health.

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