Loneliness in Nursing Homes

The National Coalition for Nursing Home Reform in Washington sent out card this week encouraging people to visit with nursing home residents. The card states that “60% of residents in long-term care facilities have no visitors besides their ombudsman.”

 While visiting a resident we do not know may seem awkward (and it would be), contributing to organizations such as Citizens for Better Care is a way to ensure visits by people who do know what they are doing and who care about every nursing home resident in Michigan. Their address is  4750 Woodward Avenue #410, Detroit, MI 48201;   their web site is www.cbcmi.org.