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Care homes strive to keep connections in quarantine

 

April 3, 2020

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Sunnyside Health Care Center resident Richard Nelson talks on the phone to friend Linda Bush, who is standing below in a so that they can see each other through the window. Sunnyside staff reports that Nelson is always full of smiles after he makes a connection with his longtime friend.

Coronavirus represents an elevated threat to elderly people and those with compromised immune systems. Understandably, those who have a family member or a loved one in an assisted living or long-term care facility might have elevated concerns, as well.

Making sure that both the physical health and social needs of their residents are being met has taken on new meaning to area residential healthcare providers.

Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet and Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton have found new ways to adjust to the current realities of physical and social distancing in caring for r...



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