The brutal blow that pandemic isolation has dealt residents of long-term care residences
A fashionista nursing-home resident who once revelled in jewelry and luxury fabric now sits and stares out the window, her face blank.
A nurse weeps because a resident’s pressure ulcer is growing deeper as staff, working through the pandemic, struggle to give the proper time-consuming care.
A man refuses to eat after weeks in isolation, away from bustling dining room meals.
These are stories behind the data released by Peel Region’s Sheridan Villa, numbers tallied during the lockdown that show seniors isolated by COVID-19 restrictions are increasingly depressed, and suffering from falls, unexpected weight loss and pressure ulcers.
Full story by Moira Walsh available in The Toronto Star