After more than seven months of “sheltering in place” and limited “outdoor” visitation, many of our clients want to bring Mom or Dad home for the holidays, to have Christmas/Hanukkah dinner together, or coming home for Christmas day, but are afraid that their family member will not be allowed back into the facility if they do that, or have a facility that has told them this is not allowed.
At this time, neither state or federal law prohibit a resident from leaving a facility for a family visit outside the facility, but a facility can compel a 14-day quarantine upon the resident’s return to his/her room. This is something to give serious consideration to.
If you want to bring your loved one home for the holidays and the facility is refusing to consent, please call Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation to discuss your options.
By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Elder Care Attorney