March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Veteran Nursing Homes

Based on guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Utah Veterans Homes are not allowing visitors until further notice.

These are precautionary measures based on guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Utah COVID-19 Task Force.

Effective immediately, all Utah Veterans Homes will stop all medically unnecessary visits to members who reside at the state’s 24-hour skilled nursing facilities for veterans.

Utah Veterans Homes are also working to ensure alternative means of communication for people who would otherwise visit such as phone, email, text, video chat (e.g., Facetime, Skype), or via social media.

Homes may make some visitor allowances. In these instances, or in cases of questions, families should contact the homes, which are administered by Avalon Healthcare, directly.

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