Wisconsin Authorities Release Guidelines on Visiting Long-Term Care Facilities
The elderly, particularly those in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus and dying from it. Residents and their loved ones need to take steps to help slow the spread of this deadly virus.
The Board on Aging and Long-Term Care in Wisconsin released a memo so residents and visitors know what they can to try to stay safe.
Effective as of March 20, 2020, authorities ask that family, friends and loved ones do not visit anyone face to face in a long-term care setting.
Residents should stay at the facility because if they go into the community they could bring the virus back into the facility and potentially infect others.
The memo also contains several suggestions to help keep long-term care residents safe. For example, if a resident is at the end of life, you may be able to visit, but you will be screened and will only be allowed into certain parts of the building. The memo also suggests alternatives to face-to-face visits with loved ones.