COVID-19 has forced us all inside to shelter from the spread, but some people are not in the comfort of their own homes, and instead are in nursing homes under the care of others. Even though you trust the workers at their facility, the restrictions on visitations in nursing homes make things difficult for you and your loved one. They might not understand why you’re not visiting, and you might feel guilty for not being able to see them every day like you used to.
You might feel like the virus is far away and has not yet affected Lexington, but recently a staff member of an unnamed nursing home in our county has tested positive. On top of that, at least 152 nursing home residents have been infected and 16 have died. This is where COVID-19 is most dangerous, and why you might feel the need to protect your loved one in a nursing home.