Updated guidelines now allow a designated essential caregiver to provide supportive, hands-on care to community residents who do not have COVID-19.
FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) October 06, 2020
Effective Thursday, September 24, 2020, Sagora Senior Living has reopened their Texas communities for family visits per Governor Abbott’s most recent executive order.
The updated guidelines now allow a designated essential caregiver to provide supportive, hands-on care to community residents who do not have COVID-19. Under the new rules, a resident (or legal representative) can designate up to two essential caregivers, over the age of 18 who can be a family member, friend or other individual. The identified essential family caregivers will be provided necessary training to allow them to safely go inside a community for a scheduled visit, including in the resident’s apartment, to partner with us again to support our resident’s physical, social and emotional needs.
“We are very excited for our residents to have the ability to safely visit with their loved ones again,” said Sagora Senior Living’s Sr. Vice President, Dara Brown. “All of our communities have been under lockdown since March 13, 2020 so we know that this new order will bring great comfort and peace to our residents and their loved ones. Of course, our top priority continues to be the safety of our residents and associates, so we have extensive safety protocols for these new visits.”
Essential family caregivers must wear a KN95 or N95 facemask at all times while in the community, supply a negative COVID-19 test result, have their temperature taken and complete a risk assessment questionnaire among other safety measures.
In addition to essential family caregiver visits, friends and loved ones may also visit their loved ones at any Sagora Senior Living community through outdoor socially distanced visits called Tailgate Talks or indoor visits through plexiglass. Anyone looking for information of how to schedule a visit and additional details may contact any Sagora Senior Living community directly.