Gold Choice Visitation Policy

As per Florida SB 988: No Resident / Patient Left Alone Act (04/06/22)

Gold Choice complies with all regulatory guidelines and will follow the regulatory guidelines listed here.

No health care facility in Florida may require a vaccine as a condition to visitation and must allow for consensual physical contact between patients and their loved ones.

Visitation definition and procedures may be altered or changed based on local and state health department mandates.


Gold Choice Senior Living permits IN-PERSON VISITATION. As well as visitation in all the following circumstances, unless the resident, client, or patient objects.

  • End-of-life situations.
  • A resident, client, or patient who was living with family before being admitted to the provider’s care is struggling with the change in environment and lack of in-person family support.
  • The resident, client, or patient is making one or more major medical decisions.
  • A resident, client, or patient is experiencing emotional distress or grieving the loss of a friend or family member who recently died.
  • A resident, client, or patient needs cueing or encouragement to eat or drink which was previously provided by a family member or caregiver.
  • A resident, client, or patient who used to talk and interact with others is seldom speaking.
  • The resident, client, or patient the option to designate a visitor who is a family member, friend, guardian, or individual as an essential caregiver.
  • The provider must allow in- person visitation by the essential caregiver for at least 2 hours daily in addition to any other visitations authorized by the provider.

Gold Choice recognizes that family and human connection is one of the most important aspects of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We are committed to making sure that residents/patients are never again denied the right to see their relatives and friends. Gold Choice recommends families limit the number of visitors to 3 and overnight stays to less than 72 hours. We require a designation of a person responsible for staff adherence to the visitation policies and procedures. We also ask family members and or friends to NOT VISIT if they are SICK as this could be a risk to their loved one. Although we have this recommendation, we would not stop family from visiting.