Struck hard by the pandemic, nursing homes and assisted living facilities shut their doors to outsiders. Many families are still waiting to see their loved ones.
Paula SpanOver fences. Through plastic barriers. Families struggle to spend time with their loved ones in long-term care, and elders suffer from isolation. Should nursing homes and assisted livings reopen to visitors?
For the several million older Americans being cared for at home, the coronavirus brings new challenges.
Paula SpanHome Care in the Time of COVID: Aides worried about infecting frail elder clients or themselves. Scrambling for PPE. Underpaid. Insufficient paid sick leave. Yet as essential as essential gets.