Bill protects visitation rights of residents in Florida even during a pandemic
NAPLES, Florida (April 6, 2022) – The Glenview at Pelican Bay, one of Southwest Florida’s top senior lifestyle communities, welcomed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign a key bill protecting patients’ rights.
DeSantis was in Naples on Wednesday to sign House Bill 987 and Senate Bill 988, establishing broad protections for nursing home and hospital visitors, dubbed the “No Patient Left Alone Act.” The bills require intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled, developmentally disabled centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospice facilities to create policies and procedures for in-person visitation.
“We were delighted to host Gov. DeSantis as he signed a bill that will help ensure that patients can see their families during their time of need,” said Patrick Noonan, the executive director of The Glenview at Pelican Bay. “We witnessed first-hand the toll it took on our residents and their families when visitation was restricted during the pandemic. We are glad this bill will help ensure family members have physical contact with their loved ones when they need them.”
The Glenview at Pelican Bay was chosen to host this event in part because it earned the prestigious Governor’s Gold Seal Award for Excellence in Long-Term Care in January of 2019 and in 2022. Receiving the Governor’s Gold Seal Award means patients can be confident that The Glenview’s Premier Place Health Center meets exceptionally high standards of care and service.
Additionally, The Glenview at Pelican Bay was named as one of the country’s best nursing homes for short-term rehabilitation in a 2021-22 survey by U.S. News and World Report. Its parent company, Life Care Services, has been voted No. 1 for customer satisfaction with an independent senior living community for three years in a row.
The Glenview at Pelican Bay is a proud member of Leading Age Florida, a not-for-profit advocacy group focused on senior care.
About The Glenview at Pelican Bay
The Glenview at Pelican Bay is Florida’s only equity ownership, LifeCare Community. The community offers Independent Living as well as Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at 5-star rated Premier Place, and Home Care services through our fully licensed Home Health Agency, GlenCare. The Glenview is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and peace of mind of our residents by providing exceptional personal service and promoting wellness, healthy aging, and lifelong learning. As the premier senior lifestyle community in Southwest Florida, we aim to make a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of those we serve through our dedication, graciousness, compassion, integrity, and quality of care.