Residents of Hillel Lodge, the only charitable, Jewish, faith-based long-term care facility in Eastern Ontario
As most people know, the COVID-19 crisis has been particularly stressful and dangerous for elderly citizens in long-term care facilities.
Older people with weakened immune systems or pre-existing health conditions are more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, social distancing rules have also taken a toll, isolating seniors from family and friends, and restricting their participation in community activities.
Never have we relied so heavily on the dedication, skill, and compassion of long-term health care professionals to keep our loved ones safe and well. Nurses, care home staff, and personal support workers are on the front lines of this struggle.