Being Old Is Not a Death Sentence, Even Now

Contrary to popular opinion, no one living in a nursing home needs to die of COVID-19. Seven months into the pandemic, a nursing home in Baltimore, Maryland, whose residents could be considered high risk — older African Americans, some chronically ill or disabled — has had zero deaths from COVID-19 and zero infections. Best practices are well known; they needed only to be put in place by people who cared.

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Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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