All Long-Term Care Facilities Across Region Fully Open

By Cherrie Nutley, SWODA Ombudsman Supervisor Currently, all long-term care facilities are fully open to visitation. All common areas of the facilities are open with social distancing in place with screening and mask requirements. Here are a few tips to make your visit with residents go smoothly. When wearing a mask, remember communication may be harder as residents may have hearing issues. It’s hard to listen when you can’t see mouths move. Be sure to speak up so residents can hear you. You may need to slip your mask down while at a safe distance to allow the resident you…

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