Husbands, wives, daughters, sons or anyone who considers themselves an essential caregiver for a senior in an eldercare facility should be allowed to visit their loved one again.
A state task force will make that recommendation to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, among other suggestions, this week.
The task force wants facilities to identify one caregiver — or more if manageable — and allow that person back in to resume helping with the care of their family member. Florida’s nursing homes and assisted-living facilities have been on a virtual lockdown since mid-March, the result of an executive order by the governor.
As families pressed to see their loved one again, DeSantis formed the Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities on Aug. 6 and authorized members to move forward with a sense of urgency.