We've assembled these resources to address pandemic concerns, and to help you safely visit your loved ones in long-term care facilities. If you need assistance from the Long Term Care Ombudsman program please call: 1 (855) 582-6769.
Resources for Residents and Families Visits, Vaccination Info, and More
Normal visitation in long term care facilities ended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Limited visitation, with testing, is now occurring in most facilities throughout the State. This link to useful resources is a handy reference to utilize when visiting friends and family in long term care facilities.
Making sure LTC residents receive the COVID-19 vaccination will help protect those who are at the highest risk for infection and severe illness . This link to the Long Term Care Community Coalition, provides important information and resources about vaccines for LTC residents.
Resources for Federal Stimulus Payments and Long Term Care Residents
On Dec. 21, 2020, Congress announced a new round of economic impact payments (also called stimulus checks or IRS payments). Most nursing home residents will be eligible to receive the full payment of $600. Here’s what residents, their family, and advocates need to know.
On Dec. 21, 2020, Congress announced a new round of economic impact payments (also called stimulus checks or IRS payments). Many Adult Care Facility (also called Assisted Living) residents will be eligible to receive the full payment of $600. Here’s what residents, their families, and advocates need to know.
Under recent COVID-19 legislation, most nursing facility residents are receiving stimulus payments of up to $1,200. The Internal Revenue Service will issue these payments in the same way that you receive your Social Security benefit (direct deposit or a paper check by mail).