This week, for the first time since Coronavirus restrictions began, Texas nursing homes can allow families to have limited visits with their loved ones.
For six months, it's been tough for the families. For example, Rick Ericson tells NBC-5 his 90-year-old mother -- with Alzheimer's -- just does not understand why he had to visit through a window.
Ericson is encouraged by the new guidelines which go into effect this week. Beginning Thursday, long-term care residents or their legal representative can pick up to two essential family caregivers who may visit in-person but only wearing PPE and after testing negative for the Coronavirus within 14 days of the first visit.
Only one care-giver is allowed at a time and must get training on controlling infections and the proper use of the PPE