How to pick a long-term care facility amid the pandemic

Posted at 8:12 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 11:51:45-05

(KTNV) — With COVID-19 hitting nursing homes hard, it's not an easy time to place a loved one in a long-term care facility.

To choose the right nursing home for your family during the pandemic, start by asking the facility whether they're experiencing an outbreak.

If the answer is yes, ask what's being done to contain the spread in the facility.

It's also important to get the advise of someone you trust.

Be sure to also ask how is the home currently managing visitation?

Also, find out how the home is managing vaccinations, and if the staff has agreed to be vaccinated.