Families Cheer, Some Doctors Worry as Nursing Homes Open Doors Wide to Visitors

For nearly 20 months, the roughly 1.3 million Americans living in nursing homes and their families grappled with strict visitation policies that, while designed to keep vulnerable residents safe from the coronavirus, caused distress for separated loved ones and had serious health consequences for many suddenly isolated seniors. Initially, visitors were barred entirely. Later, facilities…

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