Nursing Homes Scramble to Enable Televisits Amid Coronavirus

AARP: Nursing Homes Scramble to Enable Televisits Amid Coronavirus, (March 30, 2020)

Federal restrictions barring visitors to nursing homes — except in cases of compassionate care, such as end-of-life care — because of the coronavirus are frustrating relatives and friends of nursing home residents across the country. The author spoke with Justice in Aging attorney, Eric Carlson, who has  heard mixed reviews of how effectively nursing homes have embraced the use of mobile devices.

“I hear that in some facilities, they’re making a good faith effort,” he said. “But in others, due to staffing shortages and priorities or the lack of technology, in those facilities making these connections falls by the wayside.

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