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Table 4 Dealing with COVID-19 infections and prevention of visitor bans (n = 62)

From: From wave to wave: a Dutch national study on the long-term impact of COVID-19 on well-being and family visitation in nursing homes

Nursing homes that agreed/disagreed with the following statements: Yes (n, %) No (n, %)
In case of one or more infection(s) within a ward, all residents and their relatives can decide for themselves whether or not they want to welcome visitors. 16 (26%) 46 (74%)
In case of one or more infection(s) within a ward, we will close the whole ward for visitors. 27 (44%) 35 (56%)
In case of one or more infection(s) within a ward, we will close the whole nursing home for visitors. 4 (6%) 58 (94%)
In case of one or more infection(s) within a ward, protective measures will also be sharpened within other nursing home locations of our organization. 19 (31%) 43 (69%)
In case of one or more infection(s) within a ward, the daily life of other (non-infected) residents does not change (e.g., daily routines, activities). 33 (53%) 29 (47%)
A resident suffering from COVID-19 is allowed to welcome visitors. 32 (52%) 30 (48%)
A resident suffering from COVID-19 will move to a quarantine ward. 16 (26%) 46 (74%)
In case a resident suffering from COVID-19 welcomes visitors, the resident has to wear protective equipment. 32 (52%) 30 (48%)
When visiting a resident suffering from COVID-19, the visitor has to wear protective equipment. 61 (98%) 1 (2%)
Residents in a terminal end-of-life phase are allowed to welcome visitors at all times (also in situations in which the ward is closed for visitors). 61 (98%) 1 (2%)
Visitors are, at all times, allowed to bid farewell from a resident according to their own preferences (e.g., rituals, physical contact). 43 (69%) 19 (31%)