“Isolation Kills, Too,” Say Opponents of Ban on Visiting Nursing Homes

On Monday, a crowd assembled to protest the continued ban on visiting nursing home residents, and others in long term healthcare facilities, due to COVID-19. United under the slogan “Isolation Kills, Too,” a coalition of caregivers, advocacy groups, and organizers across 15 states hopes to get the message out that the restriction has now in been place for a year, and that, for those unable to see loved ones in person, the resulting loneliness is taking a tremendous toll. Those affected by the ban include residents of nursing homes, senior homes, acute care and assisted living facilities, as well as their families and loved ones.

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