By Cherrie Nutley, SWODA Ombudsman Supervisor — As I write this press release, it is with a sense of renewed hope and energy as the OK State Department of Health has issued new Phase reopening guidelines for long-term care facilities. Included in the new guidelines is confirmation of the fact that ombudsmen will once again be allowed in long-term care facilities, using proper PPE and Covid 19 precautions, and requirements for each facility. I was able to make my first in person facility visit this past week, and I was walking on air when I left. The facility in question…

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