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Senior Living Florida COVID-19 Update

Just over a year since locking down the state’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities to protect residents from COVID-19, Florida officials have rescinded the emergency rules — a move met with relief and celebration.

On March 22nd, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new visitation protocols in senior living communities in Florida to include assisted living and memory care. To learn about these new updates, watch Ignacio, President of North Star Senior Advisors break down each new update at the bottom of this blog or on Youtube here: Florida COVID-19 updates on Senior Living state protocols.

You can also find each update on the Senior Living Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) website here >>> https://bit.ly/39Vb5xi.

For those with a loved one in an assisted-living facility, AHCA’s new guidance states you can take them out for a visit with no time restrictions.  While at the facility, you can have physical contact such as a hug, and in most cases, in-room visits should be accommodated. Also, while visiting hours may be set, facilities shouldn’t limit how long you stay or how many times you stop by.

It is important to know that each individual community is able to outline its own guidelines as long as they are following the rules. They are able to be more strict, just not less.

Even with COVID-19, it is still safe to place your loved one in an assisted living facility. The staff in these facilities take incredible precautions that are outlined by government agencies to protect the most vulnerable, our seniors. Regardless of COVID19, Assisted Living Facilities require residents to be free from communicable diseases.

As we continue to fight against the virus and ensure the safety of residents, seniors, and staff members at assisted living communities, we will ensure we are providing families with accurate information to also make an informed decision regarding senior living. We know this is a very sensitive time so we will not only walk you through the process but work as your advocate every step of the way.

We also remain vigilant in helping seniors locate independent living, assisted living, and memory care options in Central Florida at no charge. We will ensure all of your questions are answered surrounding these updates and share protocols for interested communities.

For more information about senior living and their guidelines, call a Senior Advisor today at 407-796-1592 or visit northstarsa.com. Also, visit our Video Gallery on our website full of relevant topics and resources for seniors in the community.

About the author : Savanna Chrowstowski

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Director of Marketing

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Director of Marketing

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senior-living-florida-covid19-update

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Senior Living Florida COVID-19 Update

Just over a year since locking down the state’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities to protect residents from COVID-19, Florida officials have rescinded the emergency rules — a move met with relief and celebration.

On March 22nd, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new visitation protocols in senior living communities in Florida to include assisted living and memory care. To learn about these new updates, watch Ignacio, President of North Star Senior Advisors break down each new update at the bottom of this blog or on Youtube here: Florida COVID-19 updates on Senior Living state protocols.

You can also find each update on the Senior Living Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) website here >>> https://bit.ly/39Vb5xi.

For those with a loved one in an assisted-living facility, AHCA’s new guidance states you can take them out for a visit with no time restrictions.  While at the facility, you can have physical contact such as a hug, and in most cases, in-room visits should be accommodated. Also, while visiting hours may be set, facilities shouldn’t limit how long you stay or how many times you stop by.

It is important to know that each individual community is able to outline its own guidelines as long as they are following the rules. They are able to be more strict, just not less.

Even with COVID-19, it is still safe to place your loved one in an assisted living facility. The staff in these facilities take incredible precautions that are outlined by government agencies to protect the most vulnerable, our seniors. Regardless of COVID19, Assisted Living Facilities require residents to be free from communicable diseases.

As we continue to fight against the virus and ensure the safety of residents, seniors, and staff members at assisted living communities, we will ensure we are providing families with accurate information to also make an informed decision regarding senior living. We know this is a very sensitive time so we will not only walk you through the process but work as your advocate every step of the way.

We also remain vigilant in helping seniors locate independent living, assisted living, and memory care options in Central Florida at no charge. We will ensure all of your questions are answered surrounding these updates and share protocols for interested communities.

For more information about senior living and their guidelines, call a Senior Advisor today at 407-796-1592 or visit northstarsa.com. Also, visit our Video Gallery on our website full of relevant topics and resources for seniors in the community.

Article by:

Savanna Chrowstowski

Director of Marketing

headshot of Savanna Chrowstowski