Long-term Care Visitation Guidance

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Learn how you do your part to protect residents of long-term facilities

Visiting someone in a long-term care facility, including nursing homes and veterans’ homes, is so important for both the resident and the visitor. However, it also poses a risk of bringing illness into the building, infecting residents and staff.

To help prevent infections, we developed two educational videos to help visitors learn about basic infection control measures for preventing COVID-19 and many other diseases. Both videos, and corresponding materials, provide basic, accessible information about:

  • How to visit safely, including how to visit residents in quarantine or isolation.
  • How to help families and friends of residents become partners in infection prevention.

Together we can help improve infection control and prevention, prioritize patient care and quality, and provide greater support to staff.

Guidance for Long-term Care Visitation

This video describes basic infection prevention practices.
 

Long-term Care Isolation Precautions

This video covers the proper use of personal protective equipment when visiting someone who is in quarantine.

Guidance Materials

Facilities can utilize the following guidance materials to help families and friends of residents become partners in infection prevention by empowering visitors with knowledge and tools to keep everyone safe.

LTC Visitation Flyer (PDF)  LTC Visitation Postcard (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese


COVID-19 Coronavirus Announcement for Visitors (wa.gov) (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese


Cover Your Cough (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese


Aerosol Precautions (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese


Quarantine Precautions Sign (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese


PPE for Visitors (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese


Visitor Log (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese


COVID Fact Sheet (CDC) (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese


Hand hygiene (washing) (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese


Hand hygiene (sanitizer) (PDF)

Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese