As COVID-19 lurks, families are locked out of nursing homes. Is it safe inside?
An elderly woman in a wheelchair looking somber (image via Shutterstock).

Families are beset by fear and anxiety as COVID-19 makes inroads at nursing homes across the country, threatening the lives of vulnerable older adults.Alarmingly more than 10,000 residents and staff at long-term care facilities have died from COVID infections, according to an April 23 analysis of state databy the Kaiser Family Foundation.But often facilities won’t disclose how many residents and employees are infected with the coronavirus that causes the disease, citing privacy considerations. Unable to visit, families can’t see for themselves how loved ones are doing.Are people getting enough...


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