Families get creative to celebrate with loved ones during visitation restrictions

GONZALES- Families with loved ones in assisted living facilities and nursing homes are still finding ways to share special moments, even during a virus pandemic with visitation restrictions.

At Ascension Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center, Cecil Vaughn is recovering from a stroke. For the many months he’s been there, family visits have been a constant.

“My mom is here every day and she spends most of the days with him,” Cecil’s daughter Becky Smith said. “Then his family, his children, myself, my brother, his sisters, his mom, brothers-in-law, other family members are in and out every day, almost every day.”

With the global coronavirus outbreak, new visitation restrictions at nursing homes and assisted living facilities have made it difficult for Cecil’s family to visit him. Technology has helped keep them in touch.