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How to Help Protect a Family Member in a Nursing Home

March 12, 2020

From The New York Times website

Residents of care facilities can be especially vulnerable to respiratory illnesses. Here’s what you can do to help.

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More than 10 people in the United States have died and over 200 have been sickened after contracting the coronavirus that continues to spread around the globe.

The deaths have occurred in California and Washington State, including several residents at a nursing facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland.

The death toll at a facility with a population vulnerable to disease and infection, andindications that the virus was spreading for weeks, raises difficult questions: Are nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the United States prepared for a serious public health threat? If you have a loved one in a facility, should you be concerned about their health and safety? 

And what, if anything, can you do?

From → Health & Safety

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