CMS toughening surveys; allows visitors

The  CMS is toughening its nursing home surveys for things as abuse and neglect, staff competency issues, infection control and use of psychotics. You can read their memorandum here: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-22-02-all.pdf

The agency also issued orders requiring all nursing homes to open up for visitors. The agency says that visitors should be allowed for all residents at all times. You can read their revised visitation memo here: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-39-nh-revised.pdf