Skilled Nursing News March 20, 2023
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended doing away with limits on visitation and group activities at nursing homes and called for more infection prevention research, training and control as well as staffing solutions in a report issued on Monday.
The government agency shared these and other recommendations for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as nursing homes continue to recover from the pandemic.
GAO breaks down suggestions between actions facilities should continue, initiatives that need enhancement and actions that are no longer relevant.
The only recommendation for discontinuation – that of limiting visitation and group activities – was suggested because it proved detrimental to the physical and mental health of residents, the agency said. Limitations were also ineffective...