Hello everyone, my MIL is in LTC in a very well-managed facility in a suburb close to where I live. Up until now, they have been virus-free. A few days ago we were notified an employee had symptoms, then tested positive and was quarantined, etc. Yesterday we were notified a 2nd employee now infected, as well as a LTC resident one floor below my MIL. Other than short-term memory issues and refusal to get out of bed, my 85-yr old MIL has no real underlying conditions except her age. However, we are bracing for any possibilities.
Mainly just posting to point out that the weak link is still people. The NH can't control what their employees do when they clock out (nor should they). Those of us who are longing to physically be with our seniors and LOs need to continue to be patient and understanding, and remember that any contact brings risk. That being said, I'm just pondering if spread into NHs is just inevitable since the quarantining and lockdowns can't continue forever, and even with best efforts the virus still sneaks in. Praying for a treatment that works quickly, and eventually a vaccine. Here's wishing all of you with LOs in care communities continued peace in your hearts as we move through this together.