CMS Urging Nursing Homes to Follow Established COVID Guidelines This Holiday Season

November 18, 2020 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries CMS Urging Nursing Homes to Follow Established COVID Guidelines This Holiday Season Today, in advance of the approaching holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is urging nursing home staff, residents and visitors to follow established guidelines for visitation and adherence to the core principles of infection prevention.

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Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows

By Matt Sedensky and Bernard Condon, Associated Press, November 18 2020 Sisters Barbara Leak-Watkins, right, and Alberta Lynn Fantroy pose with photos of their late father, Alex Leak Jr., at Watkins’ home in Greensboro, N.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. The Army veteran died in July after collapsing from dehydration at his assisted-living facility, and the family believes pandemic-related neglect is to blame.

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