As the COVID-19 pandemic compelled nursing homes to restrict visitors and outside entertainment, an activities director at this UK facility came up with a project to lift its vulnerable residents’ spirits. Sydmar Lodge has been on lockdown since March 12, which means it’s been four months since the tenants have seen their families or had
Ever since Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a ban on visitors in nursing homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Daniel hadn’t visited her husband, Steve, in his dementia care home, Jacksonville, Florida. Mary knew that her long absence would have devastating effects on Steve’s health, so she desperately looked for a way to visit him.
A good friend can tell you the best stories, but your best friend has lived through all of them with you. 89-year-olds Kathleen Saville and Olive Woodward put a new meaning to the word ‘best friends’ when they decided to move into the same nursing care home in England. The two have been each other’s