Oklahoma has new guidelines about nursing home visitation! Thankfully, these rules are a big step in the right direction. Read the guidelines here. We would like to thank Representative Marilyn Stark, who has been working tirelessly to make sure that families can visit with their loved ones in nursing homes.
Representative Stark authored HB 1677 which allows families to appoint a compassionate caregiver to oversee the care of loved ones in a long-term care facility. Her bill would allow compassionate caregivers to visit with their loved ones with reasonable precautions, even in a time of emergency. This bill has already passed the House floor and is assigned to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Weaver is the Senate author.
Health encompasses so many factors, including mental, emotional, and spiritual factors. We have seen the destruction of isolation as a side-effect of the pandemic and okhpr.com is pleased to support legislation and advocacy on behalf of our elderly population living in assisted living and nursing homes.
If your family member is bedfast and the facility is not allowing you in to see your loved one you can report the facility by emailing or calling firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 405-426-82000