AARP Delaware called on Delaware’s leadership to take additional actions to save the lives of nursing home residents and staff as COVID-19 continues to attack the state’s long-term care facilities. In a letter to the Governor’s office, AARP recommended commonsense policies Delaware can implement to combat the virus in nursing homes and keep residents safe and connected:
While Delaware has made notable progress in prioritizing testing for residents and staff, much more must be done, many of our loved ones have lost their lives, and many more have endured months of isolation without access to their families or advocates.
Nationwide, more than 70,000 residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Nursing home residents and staff account for 60 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Delaware.
With Congress now at an impasse on negotiations for another federal COVID-19 response package, and Delaware finalizing plans to re-open facilities to in-person visits, Delaware’s leadership must step up to save the lives of seniors now.
AARP’s full letter is HERE https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:a5c9dc4d-d1ef-49d1-b839-0fe9923f1d54
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