Nurse Caring for Elder Woman

New State Nursing Home Guidelines Allow for Long-Awaited Reunions

After over six months of separation, Beverly Wenzel is eagerly anticipating a visit with her 90-year-old father whom she hasn’t been able to see in person since early March.

After Governor Abbott announced the reopening last week, Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) released its rules governing visitation to these lonely and vulnerable Texans.

“I am glad the door is opened, and I can physically get it and see him. He’ll recognize my voice,” she said. Her father resides at Crossroads Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hearne, which has said it plans to start visits on September 24 by appointment.

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