Long-term care residents are COVID collateral damage

Long-term care residents are COVID collateral damage

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Toni Keel started this petition to Washington Governor and

Our elderly in long-term and post-acute care are suffering since COVID restrictions were set in place. Some families visited daily and others not as often. Some families came to help feed and dine with their loved one. Right now that is not happening. Lack of in person visits and physical touch are causing failure to thrive. Too many of them are dying due to failure to thrive due to COVID restrictions. Dementia is worsening rapidly. The family is unable to visit in person and have physical touch until the individual is actively dying. This is no way to remember a loved one and the last memories. While video visits and window visits have been great in facilities with active COVID infections, it’s time to change the current norm and allow family to visit in person. Hearing loss often makes these types of visits very difficulty. Wearing masks of course and being screened and tested prior to entry just like the staff (weekly or monthly) based on current CDC and Department of Health recommendations. Staff in the facilities are not quarantined everyday and still go to work. Why shouldn’t family members be allowed to do the same? It is time to stand up for our elderly and disabled residing in long-term and post acute care. 

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