Is my loved one's nursing home ready for visitation? Ask the right questions

Posted on 09/10/20

The coronavirus pandemic has added even more stress to family caregivers.

Hoosiers with loved ones in nursing homes and long-term care facilities now must consider the effects the virus (that is especially deadly for older people) is having on basic necessities.

This is a factor in every issue – down to whether or not in-person visitation of a family member or loved one is safe and appropriate.

“It is vital that every Hoosier is prepared and aware of the realities of COVID-19,” Addison Pollock, AARP Indiana Director of Community Engagement, said. “If you have a loved one in a long-term care facility, you should have peace of mind and know if they’re well taken care of during these unprecedented times.”

AARP compiled the top questions you need to ask a nursing home or long-term care facility before visitation resumes. They’re also great questions to ask to ensure proper care is being provided. Check it out below. 

5 Questions to Ask About Visiting Nursing Homes

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You can find CDC’s latest coronavirus information at cdc.gov/coronavirus; AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

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