She’s Alone, 105 and in a Nursing Home Threatened by the Virus

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The New York Times’ John Leland reports:

“New York’s nursing homes have long been chronically understaffed, leaving family members to fill critical gaps, from feeding their relatives to checking for bedsores or infection. Now those family members are barred from entry, and existing workers are getting sick, quarantined or quitting because the work has become too dangerous.”

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Health

Aging & Longevity > Social Interaction & Isolation

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John Leland

related organization

The New York Times

state

NY

resource type

Article and Blog Post

year

2020

keywords

Coronavirus, Nursing Homes