Schleicher County Nursing Home

Your Partner in Long Term Care

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Schleicher County Nursing Home

Your Partner in Long Term Care

Schleicher County Nursing Home has always put our Residents first. Our home was founded in 1969 and we were blessed to move into our beautiful new building in 2013. We focus on providing quality nursing care in a small, home-like environment. SCNH places a high value on quality of life, including Resident’s independence, friendships, healthy lifestyle, and medical care. Our mission is to enrich the aging experience by providing opportunities for active, engaged, and purposeful living. This benefits our Residents, but also their families, our staff, and the greater community.

We have had the honor to partner with families and provide care for the people of Schleicher County and the surrounding area for over 50 years. We offer both short and long term care, depending on your current health needs. At Schleicher County Nursing Home you’ll have every health support option easily available to you, not to mention nutritious and tasty meals. Enjoy the relaxing and fun amenities we offer, from manicures, to outings, to social events.

COVID-19 Visitation

CMS Issues Changes in Revised Visitation Memo

CMS issued a revised memo that contains significant changes to nursing home operations. CMS memo QSO-20-39-NH-REVISED revises visitation, outings, dining/activities, and issues a warning that a surveyor's vaccination status is not the business of the nursing home.

Visitation changes eliminate most restrictions on visitation. Visitation is now permitted at any time for all residents, regardless of vaccination status, nursing home outbreak status, or implementation of transmission-based precautions.

Nursing homes may no longer require scheduling, limit number of visitors, limit length or frequency of visitors, or limit number of overall visitors in the nursing home at one time.

Large gatherings continue to be discouraged, and all must continue to adhere to core infection control principles. This includes masking and social distancing, which is recommended or required within certain parameters.

Dining/activities and resident outings are all permitted without limitation provided core infection control principles are followed.

Nursing homes may continue to offer testing and/or vaccination to visitors but may not restrict visits based on vaccination status or refusal to test.

The memo explicitly states that nursing homes may not restrict surveyors’ access based on vaccination status nor is the nursing home permitted to ask for proof of vaccination as a condition of entry. Nursing homes should refer questions about the process used to ensure surveyors are safe to enter a nursing home to the state survey agency.