All categories of long-term care facilities covered by this guidance document should follow the recommendations provided, with modifications for specific categories of facilities and programs as provided below.
Assisted living facilities and other similar arrangements
For Assisted Living Facilities (ALF), Shared Housing Establishments (SHE), Sheltered Care Facilities, and Supportive Living Facilities (SLF), the following modifications are recommended:
In CMS Phases 1 and 2, the general visitation rules apply to visitation at these facilities. In CMS Phase 3, facilities should follow these modifications: