Regency Senior Living C.O.O. Jeff Clay has issued the following statement regarding visitation restrictions for all Regency nursing homes and senior living facilities. With a state of emergency declared nationally by the President of the United States, Regency Senior Living has implemented the new guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) in regard to the restriction of visitation with our residents.
The CMS guidance published Friday, March 13 says nursing homes "should restrict visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation. In those cases, visitors will be limited to a specific room only." In addition, CMS strongly suggests nursing homes to cancel communal dining and group activities, while also actively screening residents and staff for respiratory symptoms in effort to maintain as safe an environment as possible. Various other national nursing homes have been practicing protective protocols similar to the new CMS guidance for several days. These provisions are imperative because the people residing in our communities can be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
Safeguarding the health and well-being of those in our care at Regency is our top priority at all times, as is the protection of the general public during this health emergency. We know this may be a trying time for our residents and their family members. Please be advised that our senior living staff members within each community are committed to helping families and residents communicate effectively during this time, and we respectfully ask for your understanding and cooperation as we take measures to ensure the safety of those in our care.
Regency Senior Living