Two stories - nursing homes

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Two stories from nursing homes during plague times - one heartbreaking and one encouraging. From Don Surber - the titles are links to the story:

Who Democrats kill
His name was Mike. He was 93. He was too young for World War II, but served in the post-war Philippines. Afterward, he became a college basketball star. He later worked for Mine Safety. He developed the safety helmets that are still worn by most miners. He saved lives.

Thanks to Democrat Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, Mike died last month.

And another story - taking matters into their own hands with a much better outcome:

The wise manager
My post on Mike dying in a nursing home -- "Who Democrats kill" -- triggered another tale of the Pandemic Panic, this time in an assisted living facility.

The reader said, "Your story really hit home because I think my wife and I saved my mother (crossing fingers). Mom is 94, and living in an independent senior facility near us. Up until March she was doing really well. She enjoyed her apartment, the social activities, meals and amenities provided. She particularly enjoyed Friday afternoon happy hour with live music. She did her own laundry, showered every day, made her bed, and occasionally cooked her own dinner. At least twice a week we visited and either brought dinner or took her out to a restaurant.

"Come mid-March, the lockdown started. No visitors except essential caregivers. Meals were delivered to their rooms (cold by the time they got there). The beauty salon, drugstore and all common areas were closed. No socializing, and masks were required to go get your mail. Within three weeks, she went into a massive decline. A lot of mental confusion and she mostly stopped eating. She complained constantly that she was too tired to do anything, even to take a shower. She did have a physical therapist who was visiting her twice a week. Based on the therapist reports and our conversations with her, we realized we had to do something.

Large state mismanagement in the first case - many fatalities.
Assuming personal responsibility and taking matters into their own hands - recovery.
You decide.

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