View the newly created NJ Department of Health Long-Term Care Resources Page that provides all of the recent guidance
relating to LTC visitation, quarantine protocols, the facility outbreak list, and information about vaccination programs. View Current DOH Guidance
NEW! May 12 NJ DOH Memo on visitation, outside contractors, volunteers, and communal activities and dining. View Current Guidance
Bill Borrelle of FACE for Seniors hosted a webinar with the LTCO and the NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) to answer questions about the recent revision of visitation restrictions in long-term care facilities and about revised quarantine requirements for residents who leave and then return to the long-term care facility. The webinar is based on a Frequently Asked Questions document created by the LTCO in partnership with the NJDOH and FACE for Seniors.
"One year ago tomorrow, March 13, No Visitors Permitted signs started to appear on the doors of every long-term care facility in the state and residents were confined to their rooms to contain the spread of COVID-19.
"This law will provide much needed protections for LGBTQI+ and HIV-positive residents of long-term care,” said New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman Laurie Facciarossa Brewer.
LTCO advocates for the rights of residents of long-term care facilities and investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. LTCO is the voice of the state’s most vulnerable institutionalized elderly citizens.
You can help to improve the lives of elderly residents of long-term care facilities in your neighborhood. Volunteers receive 32 hours of free training. Classes are forming now.
LTCO Regional Ethics Committees provide much-needed education, conflict resolution, and ethical guidance to facilities and families when difficult decisions need to be made.
When a nursing home resident approaches Volunteer Advocate Debbie McGowan needing help with a problem at County Arch nursing home in Pittstown, whether it be a food issue, need for physical therapy or being cold, she will involve them in the solution.
If you or someone you know:
The I Choose Home NJ Program may be able to help you move back into the community with low- or no-cost in-home services.
To see more webinars, please refer to our webinar library.
Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation Webinar 4/20/21
LTCO and DOH Webinar in April 2021 Visitation FAQ
Aging Insights 114 - "Pandemic Update: One Year Later" - 03/08/21