Ho, Ho, No: Visitation in Long Term Care Facilities During the Holidays

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On November 29th CANHR held a Town Hall for California residents of long term care facilities, their families, and their friends, to discuss the state of resident visitation rights for the holidays.   

Many of you attended and participated – thank you! If you were unable to attend, not to worry, you can now watch the recording via the link above, or by visiting our website (it is currently posted on the front page). We hope this town hall provides some useful information that helps you in the difficult task of navigating the maze of (re)gaining visitation access in California’s nursing homes. 

Contacts to email your concerns to at the California Department of Health:

Cassie Dunham (Acting Deputy Director) Cassie.Dunham@cdph.ca.gov

Chelsea Driscoll (Chief of the Public Policy and Prevention Division) Chelsea.Driscoll@cdph.ca.gov

To file a complaint online regarding a Nursing Home visitation issue: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/CalHealthFind/Pages/Complaint.aspx

For information on filing a complaint regarding an RCFE visitation issue: http://canhr.org/factsheets/rcfe_fs/html/rcfe_fs.complaints.htm

Please read CANHR’s fact sheet on Filing a Complaint (Nursing Home) available through this link: http://canhr.org/factsheets/nh_fs/PDFs/FS_NH_Complaint.pdf

For more information on Residents’ Rights, visit CANHR’s website: http://canhr.org/factsheets/index.html

You can read the relevant AFL’s (All Facilities Letters) and other government guidance on this website.

If you have further questions please email them to Tony Chicotel at tony@canhr.org.