Vaccination rates rise in nursing homes, but when will families be able to visit?

By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times, February 20 2021 Melissa Traub hasn’t hugged her 92-year-old mom since March. Like countless others locked out of a family member’s nursing home because of COVID-19, she has spent nearly a year listening helplessly on the phone as her aging mom struggles to comprehend her isolation. “I have to hear her crying when she’s having an anxiety attack, asking, ‘Why can’t I just come live with you?’” Traub said.

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NURSING HOME INDUSTRY AVOIDS SCRUTINY FOR COVID-19 DEATHS AS POWERFUL LOBBY GOES TO WORK

By Matthew Cunningham-Cook, The Intercept, February 20 2021 The family of Hortensia Sosa, who died from Covid-19 while at Redwood Springs Health Center’s nursing home, stands at her grave at Smith Mountain Cemetery in Dinuba, Calif., on May 3, 2020. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Just two nursing home executives have been indicted for Covid-19 deaths, while the industry showered millions on candidates, PACs, and lobbying.

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