How to be a good visitor at a nursing home

If you have a loved one in a long-term care facility, this month’s consumer alert is a must-read. It focuses on how to be a good visitor at a long-term care facility (also known as a nursing home). Rule number one—don’t visit if you’re sick or think you’re getting sick! Rule number two—clean your hands often. There are many other tips to follow to ensure you don’t spread germs to others. Read the article. You’ll be glad you did.

This month’s alert was developed by Deb Burdsall, MSN, RN-BC, CIC, a member of the APIC Communications Committee. The Communications Committee updates the “Monthly alerts for consumers” page of on a regular basis.