Just what we need: Another reason to fear and loathe COVID-19.
If your loved ones are old, ill and confined to an assisted living or senior care home, you already know they are especially vulnerable to the killer virus, as the devastating death statistics in nursing homes attest.
But you might not realize the efforts to protect them by isolating them has potentially dangerous consequences, too.
This became alarmingly obvious to Mary Ann Sternberg after her longtime partner, Ron, a retired psychologist who has Parkinson’s disease, was confined to the grounds along with the rest of the residents of his high-quality assisted living community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after they all went into lockdown in March.
The residents couldn’t go out and their relatives