The CoVID19 pandemic has been challenging for all Americans and people worldwide, and it has been especially difficult for senior citizens and the men and women who care for them. I was pleased to be among the experts contacted by WTTW TV Channel 11 for this broadcasted report, “Nursing Homes See Increase in COVID-19 As Virus Surges in Illinois” (Byline: Marissa Nelson, 2020 Nov 18; article posted 8:37 PM at
As I state in the WTTW news article published online, CoVID-related isolation has been very difficult for both nursing home residents and their families. Senior facilities, however, have tried hard to soften the blow and keep residents connected by arranging Zoom calls or Face Time. Journalists’ interest in the welfare of our growing population of senior Americans – and what organizations like ADSLA are trying to do to help – is much appreciated!