For the first time in months, Minnesotans who live in senior care facilities can meet face to face with their loved ones, provided their visits are outdoors.
The Minnesota Department of Health released new guidance late Wednesday that allows outdoor visits at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities under a strict set of guidelines.
The reaction was swift at Oak Meadows Senior Living, a community in Oakdale with about 130 residents. Nearly two dozen family members of residents immediately called or e-mailed to schedule visits. Under sunny skies Thursday, residents could be seen talking and laughing with relatives while sitting on park benches or walking amid the flower gardens on the community’s 26-acre campus. Click below for the whole story.