“Having her reach out and wanting to come to work was an absolute godsend for us,” Renee told KARE.
The first case of the virus in the United States occurred in a nursing home and it began a trend of catastrophic outbreaks in nursing homes across the country. To get control over the virus, nursing homes were forced to put a temporary ban on visitors to prevent infected visitors from bringing their germs into the nursing home. The restrictions on visitors helped to reduce the number of outbreaks, but it came with a dire cost: crippling loneliness and isolation for residents and their families.
People around the world have been coming up with creative ways to keep in touch with their loved ones in nursing homes without coming in direct contact. Lisa Racine says her second job at the nursing home enables her to visit with her dad, and it is a way for her to give back to the community. Her father Harold certainly appreciates his daughter’s thoughtfulness and creativity.
On the day in December when Harold saw her inside the nursing home, he described it as “one of the happiest days of my life.” He added, “I was shocked, really,” he told KARE. “I was kind of dumbfounded. ‘How did you get in?'”
Addressing Insufficient Care in Nursing Homes
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COVID-19 may be the first global pandemic most of us have experienced, but deadly infections are not new to nursing homes. There was plenty of warning that we might find ourselves in this situation. Nursing home owners that made the choice to understaff their facilities should be held accountable for the way their decisions have affected thousands of families nationwide.
Brown & Barron, LLC continues to fight for the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. If insufficient care resulted in your loved one developing COVID-19 or another serious viral infection, we can help you determine whether you may be able to file a claim. Until our government steps up to make nursing homes provide the level of care patients deserve and families expect, we’ll continue to fight for those who suffer.
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